Harvey Rae Bettis

26 March 1928–26 August 1994 (Age 66)
Tishamingo, Pushmataha, Oklahoma, USA

The Life of Harvey Rae

When Harvey Rae Bettis was born on 26 March 1928, his father, Monta Cristo Bettis, was 41 and his mother, Della May Hastings, was 32. He lived in Phillips, Coal, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Atoka, Atoka, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 26 August 1994, at the age of 66, and was buried in Green Meadows Cemetery, Atoka, Atoka, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Monta Cristo Bettis
Della May Hastings
Zudora Bettis
Mildred Adair Bettis
Marvin C. Bettis
Delbert Wayne Bettis
Harvey Rae Bettis

Parents and Siblings



    Zudora Bettis



    Marvin C. Bettis


    Delbert Wayne Bettis



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 13

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

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: variant of Betts , or possibly a topographic name meaning ‘(dweller) by the hollows’, from Old English bytt ‘butt’, ‘cask’, used in a transferred sense.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harvey Rta Bettis in household of Mont Bettis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harvey R Bettis in household of Mont C Bettis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harvey Rea Bettis, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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