Betty Brooks Kerr

24 June 1942–27 April 2003 (Age 60)
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of Betty Brooks

When Betty Brooks Kerr was born on 24 June 1942, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, her father, Gordon Emmett Kerr, was 23 and her mother, Betty Loucille Miller White, was 21. She died on 27 April 2003, in Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Donald Lee Terlip
1936–
Betty Brooks Kerr
1942–2003

Spouse and Children

    Donald Lee Terlip

    Male1936–Male

    Female1942–2003Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1942–2003Female

    Female1949–2003Female

    Gordon Michael Kerr

    Male1950–Male

    Richard Scott Kerr

    Male1957–Male

World Events (3)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

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.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 3

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 7

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood, northern Middle English kerr (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wronghanded’, ‘left-handed’.2 Irish: see Carr .3 This surname has also absorbed examples of German Kehr .

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

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