Jo Elizabeth Ewing

14 January 1923–13 January 1995 (Age 72)
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States

The Life of Jo Elizabeth

When Jo Elizabeth Ewing was born on 14 January 1923, in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States, her father, Buster Brown Ewing, was 19 and her mother, Mattie Lou Weir, was 18. She had at least 2 sons with Horace Lester Betts. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 13 January 1995, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 71.

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Horace Lester Betts
Jo Elizabeth Ewing
Stephen Ewing Betts
Robert L Betts

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    Stephen Ewing Betts


    Robert L Betts


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Scottish: altered form of Ewen (itself a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eòghainn ‘son of Eòghann’), formed as if it were an English patronymic ending in -ing. See also McEwen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jo Beth Ewing in household of Buster B Ewing, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jo Beth Ewing in entry for Mr Horace Lester Betts Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Joe Elizbeth Ewing in entry for Stephen Ewing Betts, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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