Walter Donald Hartsell

7 January 1924–26 November 1996 (Age 72)
Bates, Missouri, United States

The Life of Walter Donald

When Walter Donald Hartsell was born on 7 January 1924, in Bates, Missouri, United States, his father, George Washington Hartsell, was 39 and his mother, Bertha Lorene Graves, was 25. He lived in New Home Township, Bates, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1996, at the age of 72.

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George Washington Hartsell
Bertha Lorene Graves
David Washington Hartsell
Raymond G Hartsell
Mary Cordelia Hartsell
Kenneth A Hartsell
Walter Donald Hartsell
Clara Belle Hartsell
Blanchie M Hartsell
G Leroy Hartsell
R Leon Hartsell

Parents and Siblings



    David Washington Hartsell


    Raymond G Hartsell


    Mary Cordelia Hartsell


    Kenneth A Hartsell



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 7

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hartzel . Hartsell is a particularly common name in NC.

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

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  • Walter D Hartsell in household of George W Hartsell, "United States Census, 1940"

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