Hazel Eleanor Smith

Female7 December 1890–11 December 1986

Brief Life History of Hazel Eleanor

When Hazel Eleanor Smith was born on 7 December 1890, in Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington, United States, her father, Alvin Perry Smith, was 39 and her mother, Martha Amanda Hallock, was 14. She married Harry Elmer Pitman on 12 January 1911, in Fresno, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Auberry, Fresno, California, United States in 1920 and Santa Cruz Judicial Township, Santa Cruz, California, United States for about 5 years. She died on 11 December 1986, in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Harry Elmer Pitman
1886–1977
Hazel Eleanor Smith
1890–1986
Marriage: 12 January 1911
Dr. Harry Theron Pitman
1912–1946
Anita Alvalee Pitman
1919–2010
Alton Ardell Pitman
1921–2002

Sources (15)

  • Hazel Pitman in household of W T Pitman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hazel Eleanor Smith - birth: about 1893; Washington, United States
  • Hazel E. Smith, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1911Fresno, California, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 1

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 26

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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