Hazel Jane Arnold

28 February 1898–6 September 1987 (Age 89)
Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hazel Jane

When Hazel Jane Arnold was born on 28 February 1898, in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, her father, Ulysses Frank Arnold, was 22 and her mother, Margaret Ethel Ferguson, was 18. She married Ohio Murphy on 25 December 1918, in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States. She lived in Van Buren Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Des Moines Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 September 1987, in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ohio Murphy
1894–1966
Hazel Jane Arnold
1898–1987
Marriage: 25 December 1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1918
Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ulysses Frank Arnold

    Male1876–Male

    Margaret Ethel Ferguson

    Female1879–1971Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 24

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

Saxon, Latin: Faithful to his honour, help in war, helping lord, powerful lord

Sources (3)

  • Hazel Jane Arnold, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Hazel J Murphy in household of Ohio K Murphy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel J Murphy in household of Ohio Murphy, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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