HAWIE, ASHAD GHGHE, 1891-1962

Biography:

Merchant. Born — Jabal Lubnam, Shuweir, Lebanon, December 23, 1891.   Parents– Malham and Mary (Seelaby) Hawie. Naturalized a U.S. citizen August 15, 1916.   Married– Jeannette Shory, Birmingham. Children– Three. Settled in south Mississippi, establishing a mercantile business. Later moved to Mobile. Served in the Alabama National Guard and the ”Rainbow Division,” during World War I. Served as unit runner; decorated for valor, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross. the French Croix de Guerre, and the Italian Croce al Merito de Guerra.  After the war resumed his business career.  Advocate for Arab-American interests.  Died September 11, 1962.

Source:

The Rainbow Ends.

Publication(s):

The Rainbow Ends. New York; T. Gaus’ Sons, 1942.