Betty Louise Birt

2 June 1917–5 June 1988 (Age 71)
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Betty Louise

When Betty Louise Birt was born on 2 June 1917, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, her father, Ernest V Birt, was 22 and her mother, Adeline Simonton, was 21. She married Wilbur Marion Neal in 1931. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States in 1930. She died on 5 June 1988, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Wilbur Marion Neal
Betty Louise Birt
Marriage: 1931
Jerome Birt Neal

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    Adeline Simonton




World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Burt .2 German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in the Rhineland named Birth or Birten.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bettie L Bert in household of Ernest V Bert, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Betty L Birt in household of Erness Birt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Louise Birt in household of Charles Simonton, "United States Census, 1920"

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