Violet May Hadden

10 November 1914–27 September 2010 (Age 95)
New York, United States

The Life of Violet May

Violet May Hadden was born on 10 November 1914, in New York, United States as the daughter of Val L Findlay and Marion M Wallace. She married John Hartley Hadden on 25 January 1936, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 September 2010, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

John Hartley Hadden
Violet May Hadden
Marriage: 25 January 1936

Spouse and Children

25 January 1936
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Val L Findlay


    Marion M Wallace




World Events (8)

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 3

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

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 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Howden 1.2 English: variant of Haddon .3 Irish (Ulster and County Louth): though mainly Scottish, this surname is sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉidín ‘descendant of Éidín’ ( see Hayden ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Violet M Hadden in household of John H Hadden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Violet May Findlay, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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