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Gertrude Hawley Honaker

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Gertrude Hawley Honaker

Posted: 4 Nov 2011 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Honaker, Hawley
Searching for info on Gertrude Jane (Lane?) HAWLEY, born 03 MAR 1901 in Raleigh Co. WV. She married John Hueling HONAKER in Saxon, Raleigh Co. WV on 10 APR 1917. She died September 1981 in Beckley, Raleigh Co. WV. She told family members that she was a Blackfoot Indian (we know that “Blackfoot” was a general term used in SW VA and WV by those of Indian and mixed Indian descent). Gertrude and John lived in Glen Rogers, Wyoming Co. WV in the 1930-1940’s. It is not known when they moved to Beckley, but John died there on 11 MAY 1964. Gertrude continued to live there until her death in 1981. The most interesting part, though, is she supposedly “taught English at an Indian reservation.” I can’t find any info on this “Indian reservation” or where she taught, or if it was Wyoming or Raleigh county. Does anyone have any info on this reservation, or a school, or on Gertrude Hawley’s Native American heritage?

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