Hazel Wroten

7 July 1919–10 February 1965 (Age 45)
Bixby, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Hazel

When Hazel Wroten was born on 7 July 1919, in Bixby, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, her father, George Short "Buddy" Wroten, was 51 and her mother, Mary Etta Addison, was 47. She married Orville ( Jack) Stafford in 1943, in Arkansas, United States. She lived in Fry, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 10 February 1965, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Orville ( Jack) Stafford
1915–1992
Hazel Wroten
1919–1965
Marriage: 1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1943
Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1932

Age 13

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Wratten .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Hazel Wroten in household of G S Wroten, "United States Census, 1920"

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