Bettye Carol Underwood

4 November 1934–29 May 2013 (Age 78)
Carthage, Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bettye Carol

When Bettye Carol Underwood was born on 4 November 1934, in Carthage, Smith, Tennessee, United States, her father, Leon Earl Underwood, was 22 and her mother, Mary Ann Highers, was 24. She married Ralph Eugene Johnson Jr on 30 January 1954, in Cheatham, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 29 May 2013, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Eugene Johnson Jr
Bettye Carol Underwood
Marriage: 30 January 1954
Mary Johnson

Spouse and Children

30 January 1954
Cheatham, Tennessee, United States


    Mary Johnson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 8

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near or in a wood, from Middle English under + wude, wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and the former county of Ayrshire (from Old English under + wudu).

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

Sources (3)

  • Bettye Underwood, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Bettye Underwood, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Bettye C. Underwood Rogers, "Find A Grave Index"

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