Hazel Ruth Backus

15 February 1889–18 April 1964 (Age 75)
Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Hazel Ruth

When Hazel Ruth Backus was born on 15 February 1889, in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, her father, Henry Melville Backus, was 35 and her mother, Hattie Rogena Wilson, was 33. She married Samuel George Gould on 27 January 1917, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Brooklyn Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 April 1964, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Samuel George Gould
Hazel Ruth Backus
Marriage: 27 January 1917
David E Gould
James Wilson Gould

Spouse and Children

27 January 1917
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Melville Backus


    Hattie Rogena Wilson




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · The Arcade

Age 1

The Arcade is a cross between a lighted court and a shopping street and was modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. It was built by the Detroit Bridge Co. and it’s one of the few remaining arcades of its kind in the United States. The structure comprises of two nine-story towers with a skylight and was completely financed by John D. Rockefeller, Marcus Hanna, Charles F. Brush and several other wealthy Clevelanders. In 2001, the Hyatt corporation redeveloped the Arcade into Cleveland's first Hyatt Regency hotel but with the two lower floors of the atrium area remain open to the public with retail merchants and a food court. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English bakehous ‘bakehouse’ (Old English bæchūs), hence a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a bakery. See also German Backhaus .2 Lithuanian (Bačkus): from Lithuanian bačka ‘barrel’, ‘cask’, hence either a nickname for a short, fat man or an occupational name for a cooper.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel Ruth Gould in household of Samuel G Gould, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel R Gould in household of Samuel G Gould, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hazel Backus in household of H M Backus, "United States Census, 1900"

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