Betty Lou White

Female15 December 1921–10 April 2009

Brief Life History of Betty Lou

When Betty Lou White was born on 15 December 1921, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States, her father, Herschel Reed White, was 19 and her mother, Susan Kathryn Hayes, was 19. She married Ross Roy Ruchti on 13 April 1941. She lived in Alameda Election Precinct 2, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 2009. She died on 10 April 2009, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rosewood Park Cemetery, Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ross Roy Ruchti
Betty Lou White
Marriage: 13 April 1941

Sources (17)

  • Betty Lou White Ruchti in household of Ross Ray Ruchti, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Betty White - Published information: birth-name: Betty White
  • Betty Ruchti, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1941
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 2

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


    Age 3

    Historic Boundaries 1924: Bannock, Idaho, United States

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 23

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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