Elizabeth " Betty" Nelch

21 October 1908–10 November 1985 (Age 77)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth " Betty"

When Elizabeth " Betty" Nelch was born on 21 October 1908, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Harry Grant Nelch, was 29 and her mother, Alice May Withey, was 23. She married Charles Hanly Badgley on 20 June 1930. She lived in King, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 10 November 1985, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Hanly Badgley
Elizabeth " Betty" Nelch
Marriage: 20 June 1930

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1930
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington
    Age 2
    On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Balch .German: nickname, from Middle High German belche ‘coot’ (bird), for someone who was thought to resemble the bird in some way.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • A Elizabeth Welch in household of Harry G Welch, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Betty A Nelch, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Elizebeth Welch in household of Harry G Welch, "United States Census, 1910"

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