Hazel Erma Montgomery

9 October 1921–5 February 2010 (Age 88)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Hazel Erma

Hazel Erma Montgomery was born on 9 October 1921, in Franklin, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Chas W Montgomery and Sarah Blanche Sigmon. She married James Harvey Rudolph Obenshain on 30 August 1941, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. She died on 5 February 2010, in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harvey Rudolph Obenshain
Hazel Erma Montgomery
Marriage: 30 August 1941

Spouse and Children

    James Harvey Rudolph Obenshain



30 August 1941
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Chas W Montgomery


    Sarah Blanche Sigmon




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 20

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Calvados, France, so named from Old French mont ‘hill’ + a Germanic personal name composed of the elements guma ‘man’ + rīc ‘power’. In Ireland this surname has been Gaelicized as Mac Iomaire and in Scotland as Mac Gumaraid.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hazel E Montgomery in household of William M Mullins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel Irma Montgomery in entry for David Lee Obenshain and Bonnie Dora Akers, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Hazel Erma Montgomery, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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