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Ida Wilhemina Hakalax 

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John F. Hakalx
10/22/1851 - 1951

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2/28/1863 - 1963
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Ida Wilhemina Hakalax
2/12/1882 - 11/26/1955
Ida Wilhemina Hakalax was born on February 12, 1882 in Ludington, Michigan and died on November 26, 1955 in an unknown place. She lived to be 73 years old.

Figian and Ida adopted two girls Virginia Price and Helen but Helen died, it is unknown her birth and death dates. Their daughter Marion Louise, born 3/3/1919, is their natural daughter. Three years after Figian's death she remarried, to a man named David Crane.
Census4/16/1910 Ludington Ward 1 MI (Mason County) 28 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #209, family #37: Figian Gwenneth (age 33), Ida (wife, age 26), and Margarette Haralay (sister-in-law, age 13). Figian and Ida have been married 4 years (it is the first marriage for both) and they have no children. Figian was born in Canada/French as were his parents. Ida and Margarette were born in Michigan, their father in Finland/Sweden and their mother in Germany. 
Military9/12/1918 MI (Mason County) 36 yrs old 
Figian Joseph Guenette, born 2/16/1877, completes a World War I Draft Registration Card on 9/12/1918. He is working as a carpenter for Morton Belt Company. Next of kin is Mrs. Ida Guenette. He is medium height and build with blue eyes and light brown hair.  
Census1/5/1920 Ludington Ward 1 MI (Mason County) 37 yrs old 
Ida W. Guenette (widow, age 35), Norma V. (daughter, age 10), and Marion L. (daughter, age 10 months). All were born in Michigan. Ida's father was born in Finland and her mother in Prussia. Her father's native language was Finnish and her mother's was German. Norma and Marion's mother [or father?] was born in Canada and spoke French. Ida owns the home they live in and it is free of any mortgages or debt. Ida and Norma can read and write. Norma has been attending school.  

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7 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
13 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
15 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
18 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
18 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
19 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
20 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
21 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
22 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
24 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
24 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
24 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
30 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
31 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
32 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
41 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
41 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
42 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
44 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
45 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
46 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
54 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
56 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
64 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
65 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
69 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
70 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
3 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
26 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
30 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
31 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
35 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
37 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
56 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
57 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
59 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
68 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
73 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
8 1890 Between 1890 and 1900, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were among many automotive companies founded in southeastern Michigan.
46 1928 Construction of the Ford River Rouge Plant is completed; the largest integrated factory complex in the world employs 100,000 people
47 1929 The Ambassador Bridge opens between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. It is the longest bridge in the world when built. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel would open the next year.
55 1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike ended with official recognition of the United Auto Workers by General Motors.
59 1941 Between 1941-1945 During World War II, Detroit is called the "Arsenal of Democracy" for its wartime industry; Fort Wayne is the largest motor vehicle and parts depot in the world.
61 1943 Riot broke out pitting whites against blacks during wartime.
68 1950 Detroit is the 4th largest city in the U.S., with 1.8 million people
27 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
28 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
45 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
47 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
48 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
50 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
51 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
52 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
52 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
53 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
57 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
61 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
62 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
63 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
72 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
27 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
32 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
35 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
37 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
38 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
56 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
57 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
63 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Figian Guenette
Born on February 16, 1877 and died on August 27, 1919.
They were married 6/7/1905.

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Norma Virginia Guenette
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 6, 1908 and died in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida on March 18, 1999. She was 91 years old.

She was born Virginia Price and was adopted when she was 3 years old by Figian Guenette and Ida Hurley....
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