Jay Clark Hawley

Photo left: Jay Hawley in his twenties.
Photo right: Achsa Fonger 18 years old.
Photo Contribution: David and Adam Hawley


Jay Clark Hawley was the son of Martin and Adelaide Richardson Hawley. He was born in Lawton, Michigan, in 1867 and died April 28, 1941 at the age of 74 in Garnett, Kansas. He moved to Garnett, Kansas, with his parents while still young and lived in the vicinity the rest of his life. Jay became a farmer and married Achsa Fonger in Garnett in 1895. Both Jay and Achsa died in a car accident in 1941.

Achsa Fonger

Wife of Jay, Achsa Fonger was born in Anderson County Kansas June 24, 1876 and passed away April 30, 1941 in a fatal car accident with her husband. She and her sister were both married to their spouses in the same wedding ceremony in 1895.

Jay and Achsa's Children


Jay Hawley
Photo contribution: Joyce Hawley Moore

Achsa Hawley (wife of Jay)
Photo contribution: Joyce Hawley Moore


Jay Hawley stands with horses, Achsa Hawley stands with daughter Nellie, Keith, holding the dog, other sibling names are Arden Lee, Russell, Donald, and Cecil. Photo contribution: Joyce Hawley Moore


Jay and Achsa sit on the running board of their car, 1927
Photo Contribution: David Hawley



Jay in his touring sedan
Photo Contribution: David Adam Hawley



Photo of Jay Hawley's broken down car in Garnett, Kansas, a team of horses towed it to Jay's home (Garnett newspaper).
Photo contribution: Joyce Hawley Moore



Barn and buggy on Jay's farm
Photo Contribution: Adam Hawley



Jay and Achsa sons, left to right: Arden, Russell, Cecil, Donald, and Keith
Photo Contribution: David Hawley



Jay Hawley house before porch was added
Photo Contribution: David and Adam Hawley



Jay Hawley house after porch was added, 1927
Photo Contribution: David and Adam Hawley



Photo of hay meadow behind Jay Hawley's house
Photo contribution: Joyce Hawley Moore



Roster of the Round Oak School in Garnett, Kansas, with many Hawley children listed (including my own great-grandfather, Lloyd Hawley). Jay Clark Hawley is Clerk of the School Board
Document contribution: Joyce Hawley Moore



Round Oak School in Garnett, Kansas