Matthew Albert Betts

17 June 1890–6 May 1969 (Age 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Matthew Albert

When Matthew Albert Betts was born on 17 June 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Matthew Betts, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Alice Mary Hudson, was 26. He married Effie June Morrill on 24 March 1913, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Uintah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 May 1969, in Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Albert Betts
Effie June Morrill
Marriage: 24 March 1913
Thelma Alberta Betts
Clinton Lloyd Betts
Owen Jay Betts
Mervin Morrill Betts
PVT Lynn Lamar Betts
Clella June Betts
Leland D Betts

Spouse and Children

24 March 1913
Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 6

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 21

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.2 Americanized spelling of German Betz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matthew A Betts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Matthew A Betts in household of Matthew Betts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Matthew A Betts, "United States Census, 1920"

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