Elizabeth "Betty" Enos

Brief Life History of Elizabeth "Betty"

When Elizabeth "Betty" Enos was born in May 1891, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States, her father, Owen Lovejoy Enos, was 31 and her mother, Nettie Christina Prettyman, was 16. She lived in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 30 December 1936, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States.

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Elizabeth "Betty" Enos

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  • Lizzi S Goens in household of Earl Goens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Betty E. Smith, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Betty E Smith, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Variant of Eno 2, a surname of French origin.

French (Énos): from the personal name Énos, from Biblical Enos, from Hebrew Enosh, borne by the first son of Seth who is part of the genealogy of Jesus Christ as mentioned in Luke 3:38.

Welsh (Cardiganshire): from the Welsh personal name Einwys, a pet form of Einion, from Enniaun, an old Welsh personal name, ultimately from Late Latin Annianus, associated with Welsh einion ‘anvil’, for ‘stability, fortitude’ and, doubtfully, with uniawn ‘upright, just’. Compare Bennion .

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

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