Issue 21 and Volume 1895 16.

WM. E. HAWKS. Among the prominent water works men in the country, there are none who take a more lively interest in any action which tends to increase the usefulness of tin’s important branch of business than the subject of this sketch, William E. Hawks, of Bennington, Vt,, who was born in that town Jan. 27, 1832. Leaving bis native town in 1840, the young man entered the mercantile business in New York city, first as clerk and afterwards for himself, where his efforts were rewarded with abundant success. Of Mr. Hawks’ business career much might be said, but it is only regarding his connection with water works that we care to speak at this time. About 1S74 he became largely interested in the Marseilles Land and Water Power company in La Salle county, Illinois. In 1884, Mr. Hawks practically became sole owner of the property and continued to manage…

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