Betty Lou Curl Orton

3 September 1926–23 February 1993 (Age 66)
La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States

The Life of Betty Lou

When Betty Lou Curl Orton was born on 3 September 1926, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, her father, Dudley Walter Curl, was 28 and her mother, Ida Katie Kohler, was 22. She married Frank C Orton on 7 January 1947, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States. She lived in Union Election Precinct 2, Union, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 23 February 1993, in Union, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Union, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank C Orton
1924–2001
Betty Lou Curl Orton
1926–1993
Marriage: 7 January 1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 January 1947
Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

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

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crull(e), curl(e) ‘curly (hair)’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Lou Curl in household of Walter Curl, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Betty Lou Curl Orton in household of Frank C Orton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Betty Lou Curl Orton in household of Frant C Orton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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