Hattie's middle name, Island, came from Crains Island, where she was born.
Hattie was born 29 Nov 1886, Crains Island, Randolph, Illinois.
Hattie was living with her parents at Crains Island (Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri census district) during the 1900 census.
She was living in Thebes with husband Ed at the north end of Sixth Street, and had three children during the 1910 census, and with five children in the 1920 census.
In the late 1920s, Ed and Hattie divorced and Hattie moved to the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Poplar Street with grandson, Bill Mansker. All of Hattie's children were born at their home on Sixth Street in Thebes, Illinois.
In the 1930 census, Hattie was living with William Burger in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri with John and Goldie Wyatt and their daughter, Virginia, and sons Hugh and Ralph Mansker.
In the 1940 census, Hattie was living in St. Louis with sons, Hugh and Ralph Mansker.
Hattie married Ed 3 APR 1902 in Randolph County, Illinois when she was 16.
During her time in Thebes, Hattie worked at the Thebes barrel factory with her sister, Lucy, and at least one of her children, Clair.
As a hobby, Hattie collected postcards after marrying Ed Mansker, who was the Thebes Postmaster. Her complete postcard collection is available online.
Hattie died 5 Apr 1973 in Anaheim, Orange, California.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hattie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Hattie: