Bert McKinnley Hyatt

Brief Life History of Bert McKinnley

When Bert McKinnley Hyatt was born on 1 July 1896, in Indiana, United States, his father, George Washington Hyatt, was 33 and his mother, Mary Lucinda Horton, was 27. He married Millie Charlotte Ward on 4 April 1927, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Marion, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Madison Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 2 October 1986, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Waverly, Harrison Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

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Bert McKinnley Hyatt
Millie Charlotte Ward
Marriage: 4 April 1927
Laurel Jean Hyatt
Frances Suzanne Hyatt
Janice L Hyatt

Sources (22)

  • Bertie Mc C* Hyatt in household of George Hyatt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bert Hyatt, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Bert Hyatt, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

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.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name denoting a dweller ‘(by the) high gate’, from Middle English heigh(e), high(e) + yat(e), gat(e) (Old English hēah + geat).

Americanized form of Jewish Chait .

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

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