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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

FAITH S. HAWKINS PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Faith Sparks Hawkins (b. 1927) of Wilkes County, North Carolina, trained as a nurse with the Cadet Nurse Corps from 1944 to 1947, then practiced at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities in North Carolina.


BIOGRAPHY

Faith Sparks Hawkins was born in Forsyth County, North Carolina, on 22 February 1927 and raised in Wilkes County. She was the fourth of five children. She graduated from Wilkesboro High School in 1943, and worked in a local store before attending nursing school.

From 1944 to 1947, Hawkins attended nursing school at H.F. Long Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina, through the Cadet Nurse Corps. She then returned to North Wilkesboro and worked in obstetrics and delivery at Fred C. Hubbard Hospital, and also did another year of training at Queens College in Charlotte. Hawkins also worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in the late 1940s and the Crile Veterans Administration Hospital in Ohio in the early 1950s.

Faith Hawkins married Hal Hawkins in 1950 and had four children. They lived in Wilkes County, where Hal Hawkins had a medical practice and Faith Hawkins continued her nursing career.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Faith Hawkins, circa 1946
Item # WV0325.6.002
From the Faith S. Hawkins Papers
Faith Hawkins, circa 1946
Item # WV0325.6.003
From the Faith S. Hawkins Papers
Portrait of Faith Hawkins, circa 1943
Item # WV0325.6.001
From the Faith S. Hawkins Papers
Oral history interview with Faith Sparks Hawkins, 2005
Item # WV0325.5.001
From the Faith S. Hawkins Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Cadet Nurse Corps News, March 1946; Cadet Nurse Corps cartoon, 1995