Retha Irene Hazlett

3 March 1901–10 January 1989 (Age 87)
Jewett, Cumberland, Illinois, United States

The Life of Retha Irene

When Retha Irene Hazlett was born on 3 March 1901, in Jewett, Cumberland, Illinois, United States, her father, George B McDowell Hazlett, was 39 and her mother, Virginia Josephine "Jennie" Trostel, was 32. She lived in Woodbury, Cumberland, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 10 January 1989, in Crow Wing, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Villa Grove Cemetery, Villa Grove, Douglas, Illinois, United States.

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 5

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English (now chiefly northern Ireland):1. topographic name for someone who lived by a hazel copse, Old English hæslett (a derivative of hæsel ‘hazel’). 2. habitational name from Hazelhead or Hazlehead in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, derived from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + hēafod ‘head’, here in the sense of ‘hill’; also a topographic name of similar etymological origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betha Hazlett in household of Mcdowell Hazlett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Retha Hazlett in household of Bessie Hazlett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Retha Irene Rodman, "Find A Grave Index"

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