Teddy Hazel Ballou

Teddy Hazel Ballou

Female 1898 - 1975  (76 years)

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  • Name Teddy Hazel Ballou  [1
    Born 1 Nov 1898  Parish Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1975  Woodlawn Cem., Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1 Jan 1975  Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 76 years 
    Person ID I18965  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Family Ancestors John Slaine Bentley
              b. 30 Apr 1897, Pineville, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Aug 1966, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1924  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage She was 25 years and 10 months - He was 27 years and 5 months  
    Notes 
    • John and Hazel dated for over two years before they decided to get married. John's parents stood up for them, and Rev. Albert E. Lawrence of Pulaski performed the ceremony.
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F6632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Aunt Ted" as she was known, was much loved throughout the family, and in her hometown of Pulaski, NY. Hazel came to Pulaski to work at the age of 15 for the Betts family on Jefferson St. She met John Bentley a few years later and the two were married.
      The Bentleys moved into a home on Bridge St., and from there and the Community Hospital across town, Teddy delivered many 100s of babies as a midwife. The community gave Teddy a citizenship award in her later years, and many of her "deliveries" often stopped in to see her.
      Hazel and John used to have tame raccoons that came into the house to get something to eat. Many photos of these "pets" survive.
      Aunt Ted was the keeper of much of the family history, and used to talk to many of us about Grandpa Smith and the Civil War. Visits to her cozy home are among the earliest memories of this writer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S627] Marion Ballou.FTW.
      Date of Import: Apr 25, 1999