William Jackson Hatfield

14 November 1913–10 July 2003 (Age 89)
Barton, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Jackson

When William Jackson Hatfield was born on 14 November 1913, in Barton, Missouri, United States, his father, Louis Franklin Hatfield, was 45 and his mother, Janetta May Collins, was 36. He lived in Washington Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 July 2003, in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89.

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Louis Franklin Hatfield
Janetta May Collins
Lloyd Hatfield
Charles Montgomery Hatfield
Whitley Collins Hatfield
Anna Jean Hatfield
Margaret Maude Hatfield
William Jackson Hatfield
Donald Haig Hatfield
Franklin Neal Hatfield

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World Events (8)

1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 10

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 18

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 25

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire and central England): habitational name from any of the various places named Hatfield, for example in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Hertfordshire, and Essex, from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jack Hatfield in household of Lewis F Hatfield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William J Hatfield in household of L F Hatfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack Hatfield in household of L F Hatfield, "United States Census, 1920"

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