Paul Theodore Hamel

22 June 1922–17 February 1984 (Age 61)
Canada

The Life of Paul Theodore

When Paul Theodore Hamel was born on 22 June 1922, in Canada, his father, Theodore Hamel, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Marie Galvin, was 31. He married Opal Lee Peters on 30 May 1946, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. He lived in Fresno, California, United States in 1935 and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 17 February 1984, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Theodore Hamel
1922–1984
Opal Lee Peters
1920–1999
Marriage: 30 May 1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 May 1946
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Theodore Hamel

    Male1886–1947Male

    Margaret Marie Galvin

    Female1891–1969Female

siblings

(6)

    Richard Narcisse Joseph Hamel

    Male1911–2008Male

    Margaret Faithe Hamel

    Female1913–2005Female

    Edmond Douglas Hamel

    Male1915–1965Male

    Elizabeth A Hamel

    Female1921–2000Female

    Male1922–1984Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1941

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hamill .2 French: topographic name for someone who lived and worked at an outlying farm dependent on the main village, Old French hamel (a diminutive from a Germanic element cognate with Old English hām ‘homestead’).3 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Hamlin, German Hameln, Yiddish Haml, where the Hamel river empties into the Weser. The name of the river probably derives from the Germanic element ham ‘water meadow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Paul T Hamel in household of Theodore Hamel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Paul T Hamel in household of Theodore Hamel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul T Hamel, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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