Betty Jane Bates

1870–1963 (Age 92)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Betty Jane

When Betty Jane Bates was born on 28 August 1870, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, Reuben Bates, was 30 and her mother, Polly Henson, was 25. She married James Mayo Wheeler on 17 July 1898, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia, United States for about 30 years and South River, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 10 June 1963, in Buena Vista, Virginia, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Oronoco, Amherst, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Betty Jane Bates
James Mayo Wheeler
Marriage: 17 July 1898
Henry Wheeler
Edward Esau Wheeler
Clarence James Wheeler
John Will Wheeler
Charles Thomas Wheeler
Myrtle Lizzie Wheeler
Dora Belle Wheeler
Sara Magdalene Wheeler

Spouse & Children

17 July 1898
Amherst, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 24

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Bate ( see Bartholomew ).2 Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bettie Wheeler in household of J W Wheeler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bettie Bates in household of William Crawford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bettie Wheeler in household of James Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"

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