James Royal Bettridge

Male24 October 1906–23 October 1991

Brief Life History of James Royal

When James Royal Bettridge was born on 24 October 1906, in Old Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Bettridge, was 46 and his mother, Grace Orton, was 20. He married Eva May Henderson on 29 September 1936, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Utah, United States in 1935 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 23 October 1991, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Royal Bettridge
Eva May Henderson
Marriage: 29 September 1936

Sources (23)

  • James R Bettridge, "United States 1950 Census"
  • James Royal Bettridge, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • James Royal Bettridge, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1936Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

    Age 2

    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.

    1931 · The Hogle Zoo

    Age 25

    Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: shortened form of Betteridge .

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

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