Bettimae Roden

27 August 1920–14 March 1990 (Age 69)
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

The Life of Bettimae

When Bettimae Roden was born on 27 August 1920, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, her father, Victor Gustave Roden, was 25 and her mother, Dorothy Mae Young, was 19. She married Bryce Lee Long on 16 August 1946, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in San Diego Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. She died on 14 March 1990, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Bryce Lee Long
Bettimae Roden
Marriage: 16 August 1946
Mitchell Bret Long

Spouse and Children

16 August 1946
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Victor Gustave Roden






    Jacqueline Irene Roden


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

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. 

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roideáin ‘descendant of Rodán’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of rod ‘strong’, ‘lively’, ‘spirited’.2 German: variant of Rode 3.3 Swedish (Rodén): ornamental name, probably from an unidentified place name element + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bettie M Roden in household of Victor G Roden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bettimae Roden in household of Victor G Roden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betti Long in entry for Ruth Roden Finney, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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