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Thomas Henry Hatt

Male 1920 - 1973


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  • Name  Thomas Henry Hatt  [1, 2, 3
    Census  1920  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Thomas H. Hatt, son, male, white, age 0/12, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Canada, father's mother tongue German, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Born  5 Jan 1920  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1925  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Thos. H. Hatt, son, male, white, age 5, single, number of years in the U.S.: 5, number of years in Iowa: 5, 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
    • Thomas Hatt, son, male, white, age 10, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Canada (English), mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, country code: 43, nativity: 1, could speak English, occupation helper, nature of industry laundry, occupation code 7797, not paid, actively employed at time of census
    Residence  Apr 1968  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Thomas Hatt; born: 5 January 1920; died: December 1973; state where issued: Iowa
    Died  Dec 1973  [1, 4
    Person ID  I5826  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  [8, 9
    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  [10
    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  [11
    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  (Wife - 52517) (Unknown) 
    Residence  Jun 1967  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20725  Group Sheet

  • 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. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Iowa City city, Ward 4, Johnson County, Iowa; enumeration district: 99; supervisor's district: 91, sheet number: 8B, page number: 179; enumeration date: January 10 and 12, 1920

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

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

    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. [S94] LDS Online Record.

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

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

    11. [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).