|Full Name||Louisa Hawkins Canby|
|Who||wife of general|
|Birth Date||December 25, 1818|
|Death Date||June, 1889|
|Born||Paris, Kentucky, USA|
|Died||Portland, Oregon, USA|
|Cause of Death||old age|
|Mother||Elizabeth Waller Hawkins|
John Parker Hawkins
Miriam Hawkins Speed
Margaret Hawkins Speed
Frances "Fanny" Hawkins
Canby met William Tecumseh Sherman in California in 1849.
Canby was a friend of Maria Ruiz de Burton. When a high ranking military officer proposed marriage to Maria, who was Mexican-American and also the granddaughter of the former governer of the Mexican state of Baja California, an uproar of scandal ensued. During the tumultuous time, Canby let Maria and her fiancee stay in her home, and a few months later, the couple married there, in 1849.
Canby was a friend of Susan Wallace, the wife of Lew Wallace.
Canby and her husband were friends of Henry Hopkins Sibley. They even spent a Christmas season with him in 1859. For some reason, rumors about the Canbys and Sibley abounded. The most absurd rumor stated that Canby was secretly Sibley's sister. Another rumor said that Canby's husband had been the best man at Sibley's wedding in 1840, which is at least more plausible. The reason for all of these rumors was that while Canby's husband was a Union general, Sibley was a high-ranking Confederate. When Canby famously helped to care for the "enemy" Confederate soldiers following a battle in 1862, Sibley personally met with Canby to thank her.
Canby was an acquaintance of Edwin Stanton.
How Added - Was searching for Arthur Conan Doyle's wife, Louisa Hawkins, but could not find enough information on her. However, I did discover Louisa Hawkins Canby.