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Hazel May BADGER
Born: 15 Mar 1885 in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa
Died: 31 May 1976 in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
Buried: 2 Jun 1976 in Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa

Hazel's Notes:
1900 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas Co, IA,: born Aug 1885, 14 years, born IA, father born IA, mother born PA, attends school. Living with parents and 2 sisters.
1910 CENSUS, Ward 6, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, MO, ED 78: 24 years, born IA, father born IA, mother born PA. Living with spouse, Joseph A. BEST, and 2 children.
1915 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA: 30 yeas, born IA, father born IA, mother born PA, completed 8 years of grammar school, married, can read and write, and is a member of the United Presbyterian Church.
1920 CENSUS, Lincoln, Lucas, IA,ED 86: 34 years, born IA, father born IA, mother born PA. Living with spouse, Joseph A. BEST, and 4 children.
1925 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA: 39 years, born IA, completed eleven years of school, her father is W. E. BADGER (born IA) and her mother is Margaret MYERS (born PA). Her parents were married in Chariton, IA. Hazel is living with her spouse, Joseph A. BEST, and 6 children.

Hazel BEST was listed as the informant on her husband's death certificate, August 1972.

Find A Grave Website: Hazel May Badger BEST, born August 15, 1885, Lucas Co, Iowa; died May 31, 1976, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas. Hazel is buried at Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa in Section J, Row 11, Grave 3.

Texas Death Certificate NO. 49468: Hazel BEST, born 13 Aug 1885, Chariton, Lucas, Iowa; died 31 May 1976, Bethania Hospital, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas. Hazel was the daughter of William E. BADGER and Margaret F. MYERS. She was 90 years of age when she died from terminal pneumonia with paralysis of the muscles of her throat and inability to swallow. She also had senility. The informant listed was Mrs. Virginia JEFFERIES (her daughter). Hazel was buried 2 Jun 1976 at Chariton Cemetery by Hampton-Vaughan.

Hazel married
Joseph Alexander BEST before 1905 in Lucas Co, Iowa
Born: 3 Aug 1882 in Lucas Co, Iowa
Died: 3 Aug 1972 in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
Buried: 5 Aug 1972 in Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa
Father: Joseph BEST
Mother: Elizabeth Creighton ALEXANDER

Joseph 's Notes:
1885 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA: 2 years, born Lucas Co, IA. Living with parents and 4 siblings.
1900 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA, ED 70: born Aug 1881, 18 years, born IA, single, day laborer. Living with parents and 2 siblings.
1910 CENSUS, Ward 6, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, MO, ED 78: 27 years, born IA, parents born PA, married 7 years, painter. Living with wife, Hazel M., and 2 children (Theodore R. and Evelyn I.)
1920 CENSUS, Lincoln, Lucas, IA, ED 86: 37 years, born IA, parents born PA, owns property with mortgage, salesman for ice cream company. Living with wife, Hazel, and 4 children (Teddy, Phyllis, Virginia, Joseph Jr.)
1925 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA (Roland Avenue): 42 years, born IA, rents for $20, completed eleven years of school, his father was Joseph Best and his mother was Elizabeth C. ALEXANDER, both were born and married in PA. Joseph is living with his wife, Hazel M. and 6 children ( Ted R., Phyllis M., Virginia R., Joseph A. Jr., Betty J., William E.)

Texas Death Certificate No. 71491: Joseph Alexander BEST, Sr., born 3 Aug 1882, Chariton, Lucas, Iowa; died 3 Aug 1972 at Bethania Hospital, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas. Joseph was a retired insurance man. He was 90 years of age when he died from a cerebral vascular accident and arteriosclerotic heart disease. The informant listed was Hazel BEST, his wife. Joseph was buried 5 Aug 1972, in Chariton, Iowa by Owens Brothers.

Find A Grave website: Joseph Alexander BEST, born August 3, 1882, Lucas County, Iowa; died August 3, 1972, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas. Joseph is buried at Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa in Section J, Row 11, Grave 3. (Joseph was the son Joseph BEST and Elizabeth Creighton ALEXANDER.)

Hazel and Joseph had the following children:

  1. Theodore R. BEST
  2. Madge Lovilla BEST
    Born: 9 Feb 1906 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Died: 24 Oct 1908 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Buried: in Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa
    Madge's Notes:
    Find A Grave website: Madge Lovilla BEST, born February 9, 1906, Lucas County, Iowa; died 24 October 1908, Lucas County, Iowa. Madge is buried at Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa in Section J, Row 11, Grave 7.
  3. Margaret Elizabeth BEST
    Born: 7 Feb 1908 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Died: 31 Oct 1908 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Buried: in Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa
    Margaret's Notes:
    Find A Grave website: Margaret Elizabeth BEST, born February 7, 1908, Lucas Co, Iowa; died 31 October, 1908, Lucas Co, Iowa. Margaret is buried at Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa in Section J, Row 11, Grave 7.
  4. Evelyn Ida BEST
    Born: 5 Oct 1909 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Died: 3 Sep 1910 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Buried: in Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa
    Evelyn's Notes:
    1910 CENSUS, Ward 6, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, MO, ED 78: 6 months old, born IA. Living with parents and brother.

    Find A Grave website: Evelyn Ida BEST born October 5, 1909, Lucas County, Iowa; died September 4, 1910, Lucas Co, Iowa. Evelyn is buried at Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa in Section J, Row 11, Grave 7.

  5. James Allen BEST
    Born: 22 Jul 1911 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Died: 3 Sep 1912 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Buried: in Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa
    James' Notes:
    Find A Grave website: James Allen BEST born July 22, 1911, Lucas County, Iowa; died September 3, 1912, Lucas County, iowa. James is buried at Chariton Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa in Section J, Row 11, Grave 7.
  6. Phyllis Maxine BEST
    Born: 24 Oct 1913 in Iowa
    Died: 25 Jan 2002 in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
    Phyllis' Notes:
    1920 CENSUS, Lincoln, Lucas, IA, ED 86: 6 years, born IA. Living with parents and 3 siblings.
    1925 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA: 11 years, attends grade school. Living with parents and 5 siblings.

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  7. Virginia Ruth BEST
  8. Joseph A. BEST Jr.
    Born: 16 Jun 1918 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Died: 21 Jun 1993 in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
    Joseph's Notes:
    1920 CENSUS, Lincoln, Lucas, IA, ED 86: one year old, born IA. Living with parents and 3 siblings.
    1925 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA: 6 years, attends grade school. Living with parents and 5 siblings.

    SS Death Index: Joe A. BEST, born 16 Jun 1918; died 21 Jun 1993,Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas. No. 457-10-2406 issued Texas before 1951.

  9. Betty Jane BEST
    Born: 22 Nov 1920 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Died: 15 Dec 2006 in Valley Center, San Diego, California
    Betty's Notes:
    1925 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA: 4 years, living with parents and 5 siblings.

    Social Security Death Index: Betty Jane BEST, born 22 November 1920; died 15 December 2006, Valley Center, San Diego, California. No. 449-26-4313 issued Texas before 1951.

  10. William Edward BEST
    Born: 17 Feb 1924 in Lucas Co, Iowa
    Died: 26 Nov 1977
    William's Notes:
    1925 CENSUS, Chariton, Lucas, IA: one year old, living with parents and 5 siblings.

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