Hazel Bessie Myers

13 September 1905–20 March 1981 (Age 75)
Freedom, Franklin Township, Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Hazel Bessie

When Hazel Bessie Myers was born on 13 September 1905, in Freedom, Franklin Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, her father, John Henry Myers, was 37 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Blanton, was 37. She married John McClelland Gatts on 4 May 1925, in Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jefferson Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Nimishillen Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 20 March 1981, at the age of 75.

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John McClelland Gatts
Hazel Bessie Myers
Marriage: 4 May 1925
Paul E. Gatts

Spouse and Children

4 May 1925
Owen, Indiana, United States


    Paul E. Gatts


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 1

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’.2 English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ ( see Myer 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ ( see Mayer 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel B Gatts in household of John M Gatts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel Myers in household of John Myers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie H Myers in household of John H Myers, "United States Census, 1920"

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