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Hazel Rebecca Stanley

Female 1909 - 1967  (57 years)


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  • Name Hazel Rebecca Stanley  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 18 Dec 1909  Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Jun 1967  Tahoe City, Placer, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7
    Buried 28 Jun 1967  San Rafael, Marin, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    • Address: Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery
      2500 5th Avenue
      San Rafael, California 94901 U.S.A.
    Person ID I3  My Family History
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 

    Father John Bill Stanley,   b. 15 Jun 1878, Meigs, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1955, Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Isabelle Coke (Hood),   b. 5 Jul 1871, Decatur, Meigs, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1957, Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 4 Oct 1908  Rhea, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paul Faustino Puente,   b. 21 Oct 1895, Termino, Entrambasaguas, Santander Province, Cantabria, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1969, San Rafael, Marin, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1935  Oakland, Garrett, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    +1. Living Puente  [Natural]
    +2. Living Puente  [Natural]
     3. Living Puente  [Natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • I am changing the year of birth from 1910 which my mother always used to 1909. On any official document she always stated her birthday as December 18, 1910. All census completed from 1910 to 1930 indicate that she was born in 1909. No birth certificate has ever been found and the Rhea County Court House in Dayton has no record of her birth.

      I remember Mom telling me that she was born prematurely and was so small at birth that her head could fit in a teacup. She also contracted whooping cough as an infant and almost died. She went to school in Dayton and was 15 years old at the time of the famous Scopes trial. This was the trial that started the debate about whether it was permissable to teach Darwin's theory of evolution.

      As she was growing up her best friend was Mary Jordan and her family lived on the adjacent farm. She and her family show up on the 1920 and 1930 censuses as living next to the Stanleys.

      She left Dayton as a young woman, sometime between May, 1929 and November 1930 (based on old letters written by her roommate in Chattanooga and her mother in Dayton) and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania She found work there as a telephone operator. She was on duty the night of the great Johnstown flood and worked round the clock helping people on the phone. She was written up in the local telephone company newspaper for her efforts during this great disaster.

      Apparently she met Dad during this time and they were married on November 30, 1935. Based on a birth year of 1909 she was 25 years and 11 months old at the time and he was 40 years and one month old.
    • (Research):Joe Bottomlee in a lookup found a birth record for a Ruth Stanley born 23 Jan 1910; father Jno (John) Stanley who was born in Rhea Co. TN and was a farmer; Mother: Mary Stanley, also born in Rhea Co. TN; Doctor: Dr. Thomison. I'm sure these are my grandparents and my mother, Hazel Rebecca Stanley was born in 1910. But her birthday is 18 Dec 1910, not 23 Jan 1910. I wonder if Ruth Stanley was a child who died as an infant and then 11 months later, Hazel was born.

  • Sources 
    1. [S222] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;), Database online. Place: Placer; Date: 24 Jun 1967; Social Security: .
      Record for Hazel R Puente

    2. [S223] 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 4, Rhea, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for Hazel Stanley

    3. [S221] 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Civil District 4, Rhea, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1758; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 102; Image: .
      Record for Hazel Stanley

    4. [S224] 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1973; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 151; Image: 733.0.
      Record for Hazel Stanley

    5. [S479] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Hazel Rebecca Puente

    6. [S278] U.S. City Directories (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Paul Puente

    7. [S91] California Death Records, State of California, (Name: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.;), Source Citation: Place: Placer; Date: 24 Jun 1967; . Source Information: Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: State of California. California Death Inde (Reliability: 4).
      Hazel R. Stanley Puente died in Tahoe City after a short vacation at Lake Tahoe with her husband Paul F. Puente and her daughter Martha L. Puente.

    8. [S165] Mortuary Agreement, Harry M. Williams.

    9. [S269] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;), Database online.
      Record for John Stanley

    10. [S156] Marriage License No. 827, State of Maryland, Garrett County, Winfield Patterson, Minister of the Gospel, St. Pauls M.E. Church, Oakland, MD, (Name: 20 November 1935;).