Hazel Ruth Swayze

Brief Life History of Hazel Ruth

When Hazel Ruth Swayze was born on 5 June 1893, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Allen Swayze, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hammen, was 36. She married Wallace Gordon Smith. She lived in Detroit Ward 7, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 31 March 1958, in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Harold Waple Roland
Hazel Ruth Swayze
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  • Hazel Swayse in household of Chris J Swayse, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hazel Ruth Swayse, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Hazelle R. Swayse, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Swasey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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