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  • ID: I2938
  • Name: Jess Barnum HAWLEY Sr
  • Surname: Hawley
  • Given Name: Jess Barnum
  • Suffix: Sr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 Mar 1887 in St. Paul,MN 1
  • Death: 21 Mar 1946 in Orlando,Orange,FL 2
  • DSCR: red hair
  • _UID: C769B3F8C34BA34298EED001FBCE3E1A4619
  • Note:
    Is this Jess B Hawley, the football coach at Dartmouth 1923-1928? If so, I have an obit for him, naming his widow Louise Clark Hawley, and his children Jess B Jr of the Navy and Clara Hawley. Also one brother Don Hawley of Geneva, Illinois.
    Jess B Hawley died 21 March 1946 in Orlando, Florida.

    from Trudy Hawley [genealogist of the Hawley Society] Thanks to her!

    Former (unreadable) and Dartmouth Is Dead - Headed Business Firm
    ORLANDO, Florida, March 21, 1946 - Jess B Hawley, former football coach at Dartmouth College and the University of Iowa, died at Orange General Hospital here last night. His age was 58. He was president of the Hawley Products Company of St Charles, Illinois, and had been a resident of Babson Park, Florida, since 1936.
    He leaves a widow, Mrs Louise Clark Hawley; a son, Jess B Jr of the Navy; a daughter, Clara Hawley, and a brother, Don Hawley of Geneva, Illinois.
    Mr Hawley was regarded as one of the nation's greatest football coaches during his 1923 to 1928 tenure at Dartmouth, where his Big Green elevens listed such players as All-America End Henry Bjorkman in 1924, and Andrew J (Swede) Oberlander, who gained similar fame as a halfback the next season.
    Born at St Paul, Minnesota, Mr Hawley won a Big Ten gymnastic title during his only year at the University of Minnesota. He then transferred to Dartmouth, where he completed in football and track for three seasons. In 1909, his senior year, he was New England champion in the 100-yard dash, the 220, and discus throw. He joined the coaching staff of Phillips Andover Academy that fall, and was head coach at Iowa from 1911 to 1915.
    At Dartmouth his 1924 team was the Eastern champion, while his 1925 club, which won eight straight, was generally listed as the mythical national titleholder.
    A Dartmouth football star himself in 1907 and 1908, Mr Hawley returned to his alma mater as head coach in 1923. He was instantly successful at Dartmouth and his teaems compiled an impressive record before the pressure of other business compelled him to resign at the end of the 1928 season.
    In six years under Mr Hawley, Dartmouth won thirty-nine games, lost ten and tied one. Save for a tie with Yale, his 1924 team was unbeaten and in 1925 Dartmouth had a perfect record. From late in 1923 until the fourth game of the 1926 campaign, when Yale snapped the string, Dartmouth went through twenty-two straight games without a defeat.
    A progressive in his field, Mr Hawley was one of the first coaches to grasp the full possibilities of the forward pass. He also was an outspoken advocate of openly scouting future opponents, a subject of hot debate in his day.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES, Friday, March 22, 1946

    postem from
    St. Charles (Illinois) Chronicle, Nov. 19, 1925, page 1:

    Hawley Called
    "Wonder" Coach
    By Big Throng

    Jess Hawley of St. Charles, the Dartmouth coach who turned victory for the green, last Saturday in their game with Chicago, was perhaps the most popular man in Chicago after that startling score of 33 to 7.

    The night before the game, at a meeting of Dartmouth alumni at the Drake hotel, Jess Hawley said:

    "Everything possible has been done to prepare the Dartmouth team for this game. We have a high respect for Chicago, but we are not afraid of them."

    This unruffled mental attitude must have been caught by his men, for they went over with confidence, though they fought for every inch.

    Saturday morning, a party of St. Charles people, including Mr. and Mrs. Don Hawley and Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Clark of Des Moines, Ia., parents of Mrs. Jess Hawley, drove in taking breakfast with the Jess Hawley party at the Drake.

    Mr. Hawley is president of the Newcomb Hawley plant here. (Portion missing - newspaper is deteriorating).

    The Dartmouth followers held a big celebration at the Drake hotel Saturday evening, about six thousand dancing until the wee hours.

    St. Charles has perhaps had more heroes of the gridiron than any other town its size on the map. Gus Tebell who won such fame with the Madison team while in the university, is coach for the North Carolina University. Allen Davey also was a star of stars, on the Madison team.
  • Change Date: 15 Jul 2010 at 01:00:00

    Father: HAWLEY

    Marriage 1 Louise CLARKE b: ABT 1893/1894 in Des Moines,IA
      1. Has No Children Living HAWLEY
      2. Has No Children Living HAWLEY

      1. Title: SSDI
        Note: Jesse Hawley

        Born: 25 Mar 1887
        Died: Mar 1946
        State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )
      2. Title: Trudy Hawley
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