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 Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Villa Grove, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1940. 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.
English and northern Irish (Derry and Donegal):
topographic or habitational name from Middle English haslett (Old English hæslett) ‘hazel copse’. The name denotes a dweller by a hazel copse or someone from a place so named, such as Haslett Copse in Up Marden (Sussex), or any of several minor placenames in Essex, Kent, and Surrey.
topographic or habitational name from Middle English hesle, hasel (Old Norse hesli, Old English hæsel) ‘hazel’ + Middle English he(ve)d (Old English hēafod) ‘hill, head(land)’. There are several minor places with this name in Yorkshire, as well as Hazelhead in Lancaster, but the only one known to have produced a hereditary surname is Hazlehead in Rimington (Yorkshire), which is not far from Slaidburn and the border with Lancashire. The name was taken to Ulster, possibly before 1700 in Derry. It is partly or wholly through later Irish migration that the name appears so strongly in 18th- and 19th-century Lancashire and southwest Scotland, as well as in other parts of England, including Kent.
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