Irvin Hamel

7 April 1897–
Brant, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Irvin

When Irvin Hamel was born on 7 April 1897, in Brant, Ontario, Canada, his father, George Hammel, was 52 and his mother, Catharine Broadhacker, was 44. He married Opal Marguerite Hall in 1928, in Michigan, United States. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1897 and Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Irvin Hamel
Opal Marguerite Hall
Marriage: 1928

Spouse and Children

Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Hammel


    Catharine Broadhacker







    Elma Sophia Hamel


    Mary Elizabeth Hamel


+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 9

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 37

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 46

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hamill .2 French: topographic name for someone who lived and worked at an outlying farm dependent on the main village, Old French hamel (a diminutive from a Germanic element cognate with Old English hām ‘homestead’).3 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Hamlin, German Hameln, Yiddish Haml, where the Hamel river empties into the Weser. The name of the river probably derives from the Germanic element ham ‘water meadow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irvin Hamel, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Irvin Hammell in household of George Hammell, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Irvin Hamel, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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