biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM HAZLETT, of Pleasant Grove Township, was born in the North of Ireland many years ago. He came to the United States and settled in Philadelphia, Pa., where he remained one year, then went to Illinois and staid for four months, at the expiration of which time he came to Iowa. After his arrival here he worked at farm labor by the month for ten years, and by rigid economy saved enough money to purchase his present farm of 180 acres, which is now in an excellent state of improvement and cultivation. Feb. 9, 1876, Mr. Hazlett married Miss Elizabeth Anderson, and to them four children were born: Alexander T. is deceased; Jane E., William T. and Mary E., are at home. Mr. Hazlett is an unwavering Republican in his political affiliations. Himself and wife are members of the United Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hazlett is possessed of that indomitable grit and perseverance that know no such word as fail, and has therefore made a fair success of life, though the way led over trials and difficulties that would have daunted most men.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy