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John Adam "Jack" Hatt

John Adam "Jack" Hatt

Male 1921 - 2003

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  • Name  John Adam "Jack" Hatt  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Jack 
    Born  31 Jul 1921  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: John Adam Hatt; Event: Birth; Event Date: 31 July 1921; Event Place: Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States; Gender: Male; Father: Alex H. Hatt; Mother: Lizzie Ellen Tice; Certificate Number: 5481; Film Number: 1711303; Digital Folder Number: 004266312; Image Number: 00669
    Iowa State Census  1925  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Jno. A. Hatt, son, male, white, age 3, single, number of years in the U.S.: 3, number of years in Iowa: 3, could not read, could not write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: A. H. Hatt, father's birthplace: Ontario, father's age at last birthday: 52, name of mother: Elizabeth Tice, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 35, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Methodist
    Census  1930  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John Hatt, son, male, white, age 8, single, attended school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Canada (English), mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, country code: 43, nativity: 1, occupation helper, nature of industry laundry, occupation code xxxx, not paid
    High School  Abt 1939  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Marion High School 
    Residence  Apr 1968  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  1997  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died  31 Mar 2003  Saint Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  1 Apr 2003  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Gazette 
    • John "Jack" Hatt of 2131 First Avenue SE, died Monday afternoon, March 31, 2003, in St. Luke's Hospital. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.

      Jack was born in Marion, Iowa, the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Tice Hatt. He graduated from Marion High School and attended Coe College before enlisting in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

      After his medical discharge he went into business for himself, operating service stations, parking lots and was part owner and manager of Armstrong's Parking Garage. He purchased the Airport Limousine Service and Hertz Rent-a-Car franchise. He rented cars and trucks under his own name, handled air freight and held numerous postal contracts.

      He was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, being head usher for several years. He was a member of U.S. Jaycees, holding the local office of president, state office of national director, for which he received the Clint Dunagan Award as one of the outstanding directors of the national organization in 1952. He was chairman of the International Relations Committee of International Junior Chamber of Commerce and was named first National Chaplain of the United States Jaycees. He was inducted into the Jaycees Hall of Leadership in 1983 and was J. C. I. Senator No. 80.

      Hew was given the Distinguished Civic Award presented by the Civic Bureau of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce in 1957. He was a former chairman of the Salvation Army Board and former president of Navy League of Cedar Rapids.

      He was a member of the Cedar Rapids/Marion Chamber of Commerce, Presidents Club of the University of Iowa and 50-year member of Elmcrest County Club.

      He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorris; son Alan of Cedar Rapids; two daughters, Shirley Mitchell and husband Bill of Ludington, Michigan, and Jan Mersch and husband Joe of Henderson Nevada; grandchildren, Amber Leinhauser, T. J. and John Mitchell and Casey Mersch; three great-granddaughters, Jessica Taylor and Abigail and Olivia Leinhauser; a sister, Jeanne MacArthur of Phoenix, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.

      Memorials may be given to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, St. Luke's Hospital Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • John A. Hatt; born: 31 July 1921; died: 31 March 2003 (V); last residence: 52402 (Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  4 Apr 2003  Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I5815  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Alexander Howie "Alex" Hatt,   b. 4 Oct 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1937, Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Ellen "Lizzie" Tice,   b. 9 Dec 1890, Kalona, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1968, Saint Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Dec 1910  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Alex H. Hatt; Groom's Birthplace: Canada; Bride's Name: Lizzie E. Tice; Bride's Birthplace: Kalona; Marriage Date: 22 December 1910; Marriage Place: Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Henry Hatt; Groom's Mother's Name: Caroline Hearth; Bride's Father's Name: Soloman Tice; Bride's Mother's Name: Kate Hochstetler; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Unknown; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02542-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 986014; Reference Number: cn 6837
    City Directory  1914  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    W. H. Hoffman's City Directory of Iowa City, Iowa 
    • Alex H. Hatt (Lizzie), insurance agent, 905 East Burlington Street.

      (Also living at this address was Reginald Lynn Hatt, a student, or possibly Alex Hatt's brother?)
    Newspaper Article  8 Jun 1967  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Marion Sentinel 
    • Hatts Earn Title 'All-American' Family

      The Hatt families have, through their work and active participation in serving their country earned die title of "The All-American Families."

      Mr. and Mrs. Hatt and her family moved to Marion 47 years ago, July 1. Mr. Hatt passed away 32 years ago and Mrs. Hatt raised the family alone. She now lives at 2222 8th avenue.

      Mrs. Hatt, at the Memorial Day services May 30; held by the Marion Post No. 298, American Legion, gave the invocation and benediction. She has been the chaplain for 13 years of the American Legion Auxiliary and has contributed 500 hours at the Veterans hospital in Iowa City, where she was awarded her pin. She served as chairman of the Gold Star Mothers and is a member of the Veterans of World War 1, Barracks #695.

      Mrs. Hatt also takes part in the WSCS activities of the Methodist church and is a member of the Ruth Circle.

      Mrs. Hatt's ten children have continued on in the same spirit of service as their mother.

      Her son R. L. (Reginald) Hatt of Ontario, California, served in the first World War second World War and the Korean war, as a member of the intelligence department and is now retired as a colonel.

      Her daughter, Helen is married to Roy Cooper, and they reside in Burlington. During the War, Helen worked at the Ordinance (sic) plant in Burlington. Her husband was in the fire department.

      Another daughter, Betty and her husband, Sam. Walker, live in Cedar Rapids. Sam worked in the ordinance plant during the war. Their son, Jerry, who is Dr. J. D. Walker lives in St. Louis and was a captain in the army in Germany.

      Richard and Grace Hatt live in Jackson, Michigan, where he is in his 12th year as an executive secretary of the YMCA.

      Another son, Harry and his wife, Dorothy were also active war workers. Harry served at Okinawa. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. For 17 years, Harry, has served as park commissioner at Burlington. Their son was recently made a second Lieutenant and will serve in Panama. Their daughter, Judy, is a nurse and is married to Richard Gall and he is now working at the ordinance plant in Burlington.

      Vincent Hatt and wife, Grace, live in Marion. His son, Vincent J. was recently ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic church. Mr. Hatt has an insurance agency in Marion.

      Mrs. Hatt's son, Thomas is married and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He also served in the navy. He is now employed in the loan department of Chemical Corn National Bank in Brooklyn. His son, Ronnie, recently joined the air force.

      Jack Hatt and his wife Doris live in Cedar Rapids. He served in the army and is now owner of Jack Hatt Service, Incorporated of Cedar Rapids.

      Mrs. Hatt's daughter, Mary is married to James Cira and lives in Cleveland Ohio.

      Another daughter, Jeanne is married to J. L. McArthur and lives in San Bernardino, California. Jeanne served as a teletype operator in Guam for a number of years. Her husband is a retired M/Sgt. in the air force.

      The Hatt family's first reunion in 30 years was held last June 5, 1966, when the entire family of ten children and Mrs. Hatt celebrated together at a buffet dinner held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hatt in Cedar Rapids.

      Mrs. Hatt is mighty proud of her patriotic family and dearly loves her 30 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
    Hatts Earn Title 'All-American' Family
    Hatts Earn Title 'All-American' Family
    The story of the children and stepchildren of Elizabeth Ellen (Tice) Hatt, who, with her husband Alexander Howie Hatt, ran a laundry in Marion, Iowa, for a number of years. Alexander died in 1937 and Elizabeth raised her eight children as a single mother thereafter.
    Family ID  F124  Group Sheet

    Family  Dorris V. (Unknown) 
    Children 
     1. Alan J. Hatt
     2. Shirley Marie Hatt
     3. Janann "Jan" Hatt
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7485  Group Sheet

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    John A. 'Jack' Hatt
    John A. "Jack" Hatt
    Jack Hatt was born in Marion, Iowa, on July 31, 1921. He was a younger brother of Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, the wife of Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker. He died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 31, 2002. Jack was married to Dorris V., and their children were Alan J. Hatt, Shirley Mitchell, and Jan Mersch.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of John A. 'Jack' Hatt
    The Obituary of John A. "Jack" Hatt
    Jack Hatt was the owner of a Hertz Rent-a-Car franchise in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born in Marion, Iowa

  • Sources 
    1. [S8106] Walker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) - Obituary, (originally published in the Marion Times, page 5, May 15, 1997; Marion, Linn County, Iowa).

    2. [S3030] Hatt, John Adam "Jack" - Obituary, (originally published in The Gazette, Tuesday, April 1, 2003; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S443] anybirthday.com.

    5. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Marion, Linn County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1815

    6. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Marion city, Ward 4, Marion Township, Linn County, Iowa; enumeration district: 57-26, supervisor's district: 10; sheet number: 4A, page number: 135; enumeration date: April 17 and 18, 1930

    7. [S8107] Hatt, Elizabeth Ellen "Lizzie" (Tice) - Obituary (Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, April 21, 1968; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    10. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S300] Iowa City, Iowa - City Directory 1914, (1914. Home Office, Quincy, Illinois), page 164 (Reliability: 4).

    12. [S200] Hatt, Elizabeth Ellen (Tice) and Family - All American Family, (originally published in The Marion Sentinel, page 6, June 8, 1967; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).