Hawley, Lillian Emeline, 1887-1970
- Existence: 1887 - 1970
Lillian Emeline Hawley was born on April 22, 1887 in Huntley, Illinois to John Hawley, a merchant, and Mina Weltzin Hawley. Hawley received her preparatory education from Huntley High School and from Elgin Academy (affiliated with Northwestern). Hawley aspired to teach when she came to Northwestern in 1908, and when she earned an A.B. in 1912, she listed teaching as her most probable occupation. On her application to Northwestern, Hawley also listed herself as a member of the Congregational Church. Following graduation, Hawley worked as an Assistant Postmaster.
While she attended the College of Liberal Arts at Northwestern, Hawley was involved in the Laurean Literary Society, the Woman's League, the Y.W.C.A., and the Women's Athletic Association.
After graduating, Hawley returned to Huntley. During World War I, she served as chairman of the C.N.D. for Grafton Township and worked with the Red Cross. She became a member of the Huntley Woman's Club and of the Ladies Aid Society and was employed as the town's Assistant Postmaster. She later moved to East Lansing, Michigan.
Lillian E. Hawley died on October 16, 1970.