Looking for information on my Gr-gr-grandfather JM Hawk. Why was he in Chicago in Jan 1875 ?
He was a stonemason, so he may have been working on the re-building after the fire. He may have been there for some time because he copied some family birth/death records from "the original", presumably a Bible.
Also JM had a brother George Washington Hawk who died Jan 1875. No clue where.
Their family was from NE Indiana and Akron, Ohio. JM returned to Akron to live.
If anyone can suggest places to start looking, I would apprecaite it. I did try the Chicago homicides lists but no Uncle George.