Lydia Ophelia Sasnett

9 September 1904–7 May 1997 (Age 92)
Clay, Alabama, United States

The Life of Lydia Ophelia

When Lydia Ophelia Sasnett was born on 9 September 1904, in Clay, Alabama, United States, her father, John Henry Newton Sasnett, was 39 and her mother, Dolly Veatrice Thompson, was 32. She married General Dewey Hurst on 21 November 1922, in Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Rural, Clarke, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 15 Union, Clay, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 7 May 1997, at the age of 92, and was buried in Union, Clay, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

General Dewey Hurst
Lydia Ophelia Sasnett
Marriage: 21 November 1922
Harce Burrell Hurst
Margie Lorene Hurst
Ethel Ophelia Hurst
Hazel Geneva Hurst
Hilta Mae Hurst

Spouse and Children

21 November 1922
Calhoun, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 8

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Deller L Parker in household of Edgar W Parker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ofelia Sasnett in household of John N Sasnett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lita O Hurst in household of Dewey G Hurst, "United States Census, 1930"

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