Who is Mary Anne Hasek?
Mary Anne Hasek was the wife of Garrett Morgan. Mary Anne Hasek’s husband Morgan was an African American inventor, businessman, and community leader. His most notable inventions were a three-position traffic signal and a smoke hood notably used in a 1916 tunnel construction disaster rescue.
Mary Anne Hasek: Bio Summary
|Full Name||Mary Anne Hasek|
|famous as||wife of Garrett Morgan|
|Age||83 years old at the time of death|
|Date of Birth||5 Dec 1884|
|Place of Birth||Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States|
|Children|| Cosmo Henry Morgan, Garrett Augustus Morgan, Jr., |
John Pierpont Morgan
|Spouse||Garrett Morgan (m. 1908–1963)|
Mary A Hasek was the daughter of Frank Hasek and Rosie Kurtz, She was born on December 5, 1884. She died at the age of 83 in 1968 and is buried in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. Hasek gained much of her fame from being the wife of Garrett Morgan.
On 22 Sep 1908, Mary Anne Hasek and the love of his life Garette Morgan tied the knot to become husband and wife. The couple’s marriage last a lifetime, they took theirs for better or worse very seriously until death did them apart. The couple’s marriage only came to an end when Garette passed away.
Their marriage was also blessed with three children, they are Cosmo Henry Morgan, Garrett Augustus Morgan, Jr., and John Pierpont Morgan. Garrett was previously married to Madge Nelson in 1896, only to divorce in 1898.
Mary Anne Hasek also passed away at the age of 83 in Ohio, United States. She was buried in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mary Anne’s husband Morgan was an African American businessman, Inventor, and community leader. It was through him that Mary gained much of her fame.
Garrett Augustus Morgan Snr is the son of Sydney Morgan and Elizabeth Reed. He was born on 4 March 1877 in Claysville, Bourbon Country, Kentucky, and is the husband of Mary Anne Hasek.
Garrett’s father was a son and a freed slave of Confederate Gen John H. Morgan of Morgan Raiders whilst his mother was also a freed slave was a daughter of Rev. Garrett Reed. Morgan had a brother named Frank who helped him in the 1916 Lake Erie tunnel rescue.
He was the inventor of the tree-position traffic signal and a safety hood which assisted in the discovery of men trapped in a tunnel of the Cleveland Waterworks. Garrett was also the discoverer and developer of a formula for hair-processing and straightening solutions under the trademark of G.A Morgan Hair Straightening Cream.
He also made a black dye and a curved-tooth iron comb to help with the straightening of hair. He opened a tailoring shop that made suits, coats, dresses, and other items of clothing. He has more than thirty workers.
Morgan also started his own newspaper which notes the achievements of African Americans called the “Cleveland Call”. The newspaper later changed to the “Call & Post” which was printed out throughout the twentieth century.
Mary died in July 1968 at the age of 83 in Ohio, United States while her husband Garret died on 27 July 1963, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery.