Hazel Catherine Hinegardner

1920–7 May 2003 (Age 83)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Hazel Catherine

When Hazel Catherine Hinegardner was born in 1920, in Virginia, United States, her father, Charles Henry Hinegardner, was 26 and her mother, Edna Rebecca Lineweaver, was 21. She married William Donald Hite on 25 March 1976, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. She lived in Rural, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Ashby Magisterial District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 7 May 2003, at the age of 83, and was buried in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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William Donald Hite
Hazel Catherine Hinegardner
Marriage: 25 March 1976

Spouse and Children

25 March 1976
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 21

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.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Haingärtner, habitational name for someone from a minor place named with Middle High German hagen ‘shrub’, ‘thorn bush’ + garten ‘garden’, ‘yard’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hazel C Hindgardner in household of Charles A Hindgardner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel C Hinegardner in household of Charles Hinegardner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel Hite in entry for William Donald Hite, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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