Hazel Eleanora Hendrickson

8 May 1899–1985 (Age 85)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Hazel Eleanora

When Hazel Eleanora Hendrickson was born on 8 May 1899, in Iowa, United States, her father, Robert William or Wilhelm Hendrickson or Henriksson, was 47 and her mother, Maria Goranson, was 39. She married John Carson Schaffer on 4 June 1932, in Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in King Township, Winnebago, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1985, in Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States.

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John Carson Schaffer
1902–2003
Hazel Eleanora Hendrickson
1899–1985
Marriage: 4 June 1932
Eleanor Ann Schaeffer
1934–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 June 1932
Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa, United States
children

(1)

    Eleanor Ann Schaeffer

    Female1934–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Robert William or Wilhelm Hendrickson or Henriksson

    Male1851–1922Male

    Maria Goranson

    Female1860–1936Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 14

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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Dutch Hendriksen .2 Scottish and English: patronymic from Hendrick .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Hazel Hendrickson in household of Robert Hendrickson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hazel Hendrickson in household of R W Hendrickson, "United States Census, 1900"

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