Betty Joyce Barber

11 June 1928–16 April 2002 (Age 73)
Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Betty Joyce

When Betty Joyce Barber was born on 11 June 1928, in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Jennings Barber, was 28 and her mother, Thelma Wade, was 22. She married James Malcom Gilliam on 30 July 1945. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 16 April 2002, in North Augusta, Aiken, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in North Augusta, Aiken, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Malcom Gilliam
Betty Joyce Barber
Marriage: 30 July 1945
James Malcolm Jr Gilliam
Tina Ann Gilliam

Spouse and Children

30 July 1945
Bland, Virginia


Parents and Siblings



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.

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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  • Betty Joyce Barber in entry for Grant Berryman Whiteley and Tina Ann Gilliam Wyatt, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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