James Hassell

8 December 1918–23 May 1966
Baytown, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of James

When James Hassell was born on 8 December 1918, in Baytown, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, Jack Victor Hassell, was 20 and his mother, Bobbie Ann "Annie" Tindel, was 18. He was buried in McDade, Bastrop, Texas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 11

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 13

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hassall in Cheshire, named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Hætt ‘hat’ (or possibly from Old English hægtesse ‘witch’) + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vernon J Hassell in household of Jack V Hassell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James V Hassell, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • James Vernon Hassell in entry for Lenora Ann Hassell, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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