Hazel Mae Truax

30 August 1904–1985 (Age 80)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hazel Mae

When Hazel Mae Truax was born on 30 August 1904, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Elmo Sheldon Truax, was 28 and her mother, Ann Pearl Clark, was 20. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Edwin Oliver Marrill. She lived in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Tabor Election Precinct, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died in 1985, at the age of 81, and was buried in Minatare, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Oliver Marrill
Hazel Mae Truax
Harvey Leroy Marrill
Ellan Marrill
Harlan Edwin MARRILL
Anna M Merrill
Marjorie V. Marrill
Edwin Oliver Marrill
Jeri Marrill

Spouse and Children




    Harlan Edwin MARRILL


    Anna M Merrill



    Edwin Oliver Marrill


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Roy Sheldon Truax



    Earl Spencer Truax



    Ethel Marie Truax


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

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.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 22

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French du Trieux, a habitational name from Trieux in Meurthe-et-Moselle, in northeastern France.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazell Merrill in household of Edward O Merrill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel M Truax in household of Elmo S Truax, "United States Census, 1920"
  • M Hazel Marrill in household of O Edwin Marrill, "United States Census, 1940"

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