Hazel L. Sloan motorcycle journal
Hazel L. Sloan was born in September 1898 in Pennsylvania. She was the only child of Samuel Francis Sloan (b. 1874) and his wife Laura J. (b. 1876). When Hazel was very young, her family lived in Pittsburg where her father worked for the railroad as a locomotive fireman. By 1910, the family had moved southeast of Pittsburg to Westmoreland County, settling in the Youngwood area of Hempfield Township. Hazel's father had become a railroad engineer with the Penn. R.R. Co., by this time. She married before 1920.