Hazel Olive Rees

17 August 1895–21 July 1985 (Age 89)
Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Hazel Olive

When Hazel Olive Rees was born on 17 August 1895, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, her father, Clarence Elery Rees, was 38 and her mother, Maria Josephine Hull, was 29. She married Estol Lewis Boehme on 10 March 1915. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Perris Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. She died on 21 July 1985, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Perris Valley Cemetery, Perris, Riverside, California, United States.

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Estol Lewis Boehme
Hazel Olive Rees
Marriage: 10 March 1915
Rex Rees Boehme

Spouse and Children

10 March 1915
Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States


    Rex Rees Boehme


Parents and Siblings



    John Lester Rees



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: variant spelling of Reese .2 German: habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Rees3 German: short form of Andreas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel O Nichols in household of Robert T Nichols, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel O Nichols, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel Rees in household of Clarence E Rees, "United States Census, 1910"

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