Hazel Ruth Swayze

5 June 1893–Dead (Age NaN)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life 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 44 and her mother, Lizzie Herrman Mayer, was 36. She married W.D. Smith.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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

Age 4

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.

Age 34

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Swasey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel Ruth Swayse, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Hazel Ruth Swayse, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Hazelle S Roland, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"

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