Mt. Vernon Register-News - Friday, December 16, 1927
Observed Day in Church
Fiftieth wedding anniversaries are perhaps observed more elaborately
than most other anniversaries, but the 50th anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin J. Hawkins of Dix, who are very devout church people,
was of a religious nature because of the fact the anniversary fell
on Sunday. They were married 50 years ago, Feb. 20, 1927, their
marriage taking place Feb. 20, 1877.
Both are members of well known old Jefferson County families, and
Mrs. Hawkins was a daughter of the late Robert Whitlock, the Whitlocks
being Jefferson County pioneers.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins are active members of the Pleasant Hill
The observance of the anniversary took place at the "Brick" Church at
Dix, and the people of Dix and vicinity paid tribute to Mr. Mrs. Hawkins
by attending in large numbers.
Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins are parents of one child, Mrs. J. O. Purcell of Dix.