Born April 20th, 1927 to Austin Wilfred Felker and Henrietta Legault in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Natalie was one of many children growing up in the Felker household. Eventually, she married Air Force Staff Sargent Robert Hamel and had several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed making afghans and astonishingly life-like dolls.
She sadly passed away on January 19th, 2004.
Maternal and Paternal relationships are confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Chris Ferraiolo and Nancy Felker, first cousins once removed. Their MRCAs are Austin Wilfred Felker and Henrietta Frances Legault, the grandparents of Nancy Felker and the great-grandparents of Chris Ferraiolo. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st-2nd cousins based on sharing 567 cM across 24 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQLN-T9S : accessed 3 July 2017), Natalie F Felker in household of Austin W Felker, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 58, sheet 23A, line 34, family 610, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 897; FHL microfilm 2,340,632.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4X8-QMC : accessed 3 July 2017), Natalie Felker in household of Austin Felker, Ward 4, Haverhill, Haverhill City, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 5-110, sheet 2B, line 43, family 39, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1580.
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVQ-NJSJ : 11 July 2016), Natalie F. Felker Hamel, 2004; Burial, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America, Saint Josephs Cemetery; citing record ID 8334066, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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