Richard Lee Hemminger

24 February 1923–13 January 1985 (Age 61)
Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Richard Lee

When Richard Lee Hemminger was born on 24 February 1923, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Clarence Hemminger, was 37 and his mother, Hazel Adel Hawkins, was 27. He died on 13 January 1985, in Costa Mesa, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Hemminger
Hazel Adel Hawkins
Harriet Janett Hemminger
Austin Hemminger
Clarence Hemminger Jr
William Nelson Hemminger
Robert L Hemminger
Richard Lee Hemminger
Daisy Hemminger

Parents and Siblings


    Hazel Adel Hawkins




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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. 

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hemmingen, for example near Stuttgart and near Hannover.

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

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  • Richard Lee Hemminger, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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