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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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lillian E. Hawley (1887-1970) Scrapbook

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 31/6/69
Abstract The Lillian E. Hawley Scrapbook consists of several loose pages (perhaps removed from a larger scrapbook) that document her years at Northwestern. The pages include ribbons, seals, and invitations, all of which attest to her involvement in various campus organizations and her attendance at events such as performances and dinners. Hawley also saved the receipts for her tuition payments to Northwestern; her room and board payments for Pearsons Hall; and her class dues and her dues to the...
Dates: 1909-1912