Irene Beatrice Haggen

22 May 1903–20 January 1987 (Age 83)
Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States

The Life of Irene Beatrice

When Irene Beatrice Haggen was born on 22 May 1903, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, her father, Lars Lewis Olsen Opheim Haggen, was 38 and her mother, Ida Siverina Hoveland, was 28. She married Edward Arthur Merchant on 24 December 1925, in Whatcom, Washington, United States. She lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1935 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 1987, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Edward Arthur Merchant
Irene Beatrice Haggen
Marriage: 24 December 1925

Spouse and Children

24 December 1925
Whatcom, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 4

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

North German or Dutch: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Irene Marchant in household of Edward Marchant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene B Morchant in household of Edward A Morchant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Haggen in household of Louis Haggen, "United States Census, 1910"

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