Elizabeth Marie " Betty" Carr

24 July 1921–1987 (Age 65)
Eminence, Shannon, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Marie " Betty"

When Elizabeth Marie " Betty" Carr was born on 24 July 1921, in Eminence, Shannon, Missouri, United States, her father, Ralph Emerson Carr, was 35 and her mother, Lena Mae Burgess, was 26. She married Wilbur Preston Jacks on 24 September 1946, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Eminence Township, Shannon, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died in 1987, in California, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur Preston Jacks
Elizabeth Marie " Betty" Carr
Marriage: 24 September 1946
David Preston Jacks

Spouse and Children

24 September 1946
Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ralph Emerson Carr





World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty M Carr in household of Lona M Carr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth M Carr in household of R E Carr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Marie Carr in entry for Wilbur Preston Jacks, "Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989"

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