Hazel Bell

30 September 1902–18 May 1995 (Age 92)
Newton Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hazel

When Hazel Bell was born on 30 September 1902, in Newton Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States, her father, David Frazee Bell, was 28 and her mother, Clemenza Edna Mateer, was 26. She married Clyde Walter Laird on 22 August 1925, in Reasnor, Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Palo Alto Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 18 May 1995, at the age of 92, and was buried in Palo Alto Cemetery, Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clyde Walter Laird
Hazel Bell
Marriage: 22 August 1925
Shirley Ann Laird

Spouse and Children

22 August 1925
Reasnor, Jasper, Iowa, United States


    Shirley Ann Laird


Parents and Siblings


    Clemenza Edna Mateer




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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 5

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).2 Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Bel. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isobel, a form of Elizabeth.3 Scottish: Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhaoil ‘son of the servant of the devotee’ ( see Mullen 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel Laird in household of Clyde Laird, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel Bell Laird in household of Clyde W Laird, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazle Bell in household of David F Bell, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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