Betty Jean Burnett

Brief Life History of Betty Jean

When Betty Jean Burnett was born on 4 April 1923, in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States, her father, John Quincy Burnett, was 30 and her mother, Loyce Ordell Williams, was 25. She married Rex Lee McEntire on 22 December 1947, in Midland, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1950 and Fort Worth, Alexandria, Virginia, United States in 1998. She died on 9 November 2002, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Midlands, Southern Rhodesia.

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Rex Lee McEntire
Betty Jean Burnett
Marriage: 22 December 1947
Rebecca McEntire

Sources (18)

  • Betty B McEntire, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bettie Jean Burnett, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Betty Burnett, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

1944 · The G.I Bill

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Tyrone and Antrim): descriptive nickname of Norman origin, from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown ), or possibly in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of burnete, a high quality woolen cloth, originally dark brown in color.

Probably also an altered form of English Barnett .

In some cases also an altered form of French Burnet ; compare Burnette .

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

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