Hazel June French

4 August 1891–2 May 1954 (Age 62)
Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States

The Life of Hazel June

When Hazel June French was born on 4 August 1891, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States, her father, Levi Henry French, was 27 and her mother, Lena Violet Blakely, was 21. She married Benjamin Franklin Whalen on 6 July 1935, in Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, United States. She lived in Colfax Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 2 May 1954, in Tustin, Osceola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Whalen
Hazel June French
Marriage: 6 July 1935

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6 July 1935
Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 12

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel J French in household of Leroy H French, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hazel Whalen in household of Ben Whalen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel French in household of Le* French, "United States Census, 1900"

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