Violet Caroline Hagen

29 December 1913–23 December 1999 (Age 85)
Sioux Falls, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Violet Caroline

When Violet Caroline Hagen was born on 29 December 1913, in Sioux Falls, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States, her father, Helge Halvorson Hagen, was 31 and her mother, Anna Theresia Lundquist, was 28. She married Charles Raymond Nichols on 30 April 1932, in Clay, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 23 December 1999, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Charles Raymond Nichols
Violet Caroline Hagen
Marriage: 30 April 1932
JoAnne Amelia Nicholes

Spouse and Children

30 April 1932
Clay, South Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Helge Halvorson Hagen


    Anna Theresia Lundquist




    Hiram Anton Hagen


    Howard R. Hagen



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle Low German hage(n), Middle Dutch haghe ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’.2 German, Dutch, and Danish: from a Germanic personal name, a short form of the various compound names formed with hag ‘enclosure’, ‘protected place’ as the first element.3 German: nickname from Middle High German hagen ‘breeding bull’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Violet C Hagan, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"
  • Violet Hagen, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"
  • Violet Caroline Nichols, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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