When George Reed Hacking was born on 9 November 1903, in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, his father, George Alfred Hacking, was 27 and his mother, Frances Harriet Briggs, was 25. He married Melda Severina Farley on 18 December 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1931 and lived in Election Precinct 16 Northwest Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States in 1940 and El Paso, Texas, United States in 1942. He died on 8 January 1977, in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Orem Cemetery, Orem, Utah, Utah, United States.
English (Lancashire): habitational name from Hacking in Lancashire, the name of which is of uncertain origin. Early forms appear with the definite article, and the name may represent an Old English term for a fish weir, a derivative of hæcc ‘hatch, low gate’, or haca ‘hook’.
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