Betty Ruth Castona

6 October 1926–21 May 1999 (Age 72)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of Betty Ruth

When Betty Ruth Castona was born on 6 October 1926, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, her father, Francis Xavier Castona, was 42 and her mother, Ruth Euphrosene Nye, was 32. She lived in King, Washington, United States in 1930 and Crown Hill Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 21 May 1999, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Xavier Castona
Ruth Euphrosene Nye
Frances Edna Castona
Hervey Charles Castona
Donald Roy Castona
Raymond Earl Castona
Florence Castona
Betty Ruth Castona

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 14

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk named Caston, from an unattested Old English personal name Catt or the Old Norse personal name Káti + Old English tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Peggy Castona in household of Frank Castona, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Castona in household of Frank Y Castona, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs Betty Ruth Ellis in entry for Hervey C Castona, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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