Irene Betts

Brief Life History of Irene

When Irene Betts was born on 26 March 1892, in Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, her father, Albert C Betts, was 39 and her mother, Mary Isabella Phillips, was 37. She married Ephraim Isaac Wiygul Sr on 26 June 1912, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Winter Garden, Orange, Florida, United States in 1930 and Umatilla, Lake, Florida, United States for about 5 years. She died on 26 December 1979, in Lake, Florida, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Amory, Monroe, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Isaac Wiygul Sr
1888–1942
Irene Betts
1892–1979
Marriage: 26 June 1912
Roland Betts Wiygul
1914–1990
Ephraim Isaac 'Eph' Wiygul Jr
1927–2013

Sources (10)

  • Irene Betts in household of Albert B Betts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irene Betts, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Irene Betts Wiygul, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Bett , with excrescent -s, a patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.

Americanized form of German Betz .

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

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