Cremated at Oregon State Hospital - retrieved and buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery 13 Jan 2014
Name of father John S. Hawkins
1880 OR CENSUS - William Hawkins, age 22, occupation stock raiser, b. Oregon, is enumerated with J. S. Hawkins, age 62, occupation carpenter, b. New Hampshire, and Elizabath Hawkins, age 62, b. New Hampshire, along with Charles, age 38, occupation stock raiser, b. New Hampshire, Isabel Hawkins, age 35, b. Massachusetts, and John Hawkins, age 32, occupation stock raiser, b. Massachusetts.
Uncle Billy Goes to Asylum With Murder Secret
"Uncle Billy" Hawkins, 60 years old, whose name electrified Salem 40 years ago when it was still a village, went out to the Oregon state hospital today from the Marion county poor farm, being comitted by County Judge Hunt.
"Uncle Billy" Hawkins, in the neighborhood of 40 years ago, shot and killed Harvey Ogle on Front street near Court street, in what was said to have been a quarrel over a woman. Rumors and surmises never brought out the real story that caused bad blood between the men and the trial in court did not reveal it. Hawkins went to the penitentiary where he remained a number of years, and then recieved a pardon from Governor Lord. At the time of the shooting Hawkins was employed as a drug clerk.
Hawkins went into the hills back of Stayton and virtually dropped out of sight and the mind of Salem people. A year ago he was brought in from the Stayton counry and committed to the poor farm. His mind had started to wander, his hand was unsteady and he was incapable of making his own living. During the year demetia had increased until today the examining physician found he should be placed under the care of state alienists [psychiatrists] and expressed the opinion that his days were numbered.
Harvey Ogle, the dead man, was employed as a clerk in the book store of H. D. Boone, located where the Patton bookstore is now located. Men who remember him say he was well liked and he was known to everyone in Salem, at that time a village of a few thousand inhabitants.
The shooting occured between 9 and 10 o'clock in the evening, and what passed between the two men before it happened is not known.
Captial Journal 27 Aug 1925, pg 1
[Note F. Harvey Ogle, was buried in IOOF, aka Salem Pioneer Cemetery]