Betty Lou Hawkins

28 March 1929–31 December 1995 (Age 66)
Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States

The Life of Betty Lou

When Betty Lou Hawkins was born on 28 March 1929, in Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States, her father, Henry T Hawkins, was 24 and her mother, Ruby Hawkins, was 20. She married LaVaughn Neilson on 8 October 1948, in King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Beaver, Clallam, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 31 December 1995, in Kent, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

LaVaughn Neilson
Betty Lou Hawkins
Marriage: 8 October 1948
James LeGrande Neilson

Spouse and Children

    LaVaughn Neilson



8 October 1948
King, Washington, United States


    James LeGrande Neilson


Parents and Siblings

    Henry T Hawkins


    Ruby Hawkins




World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 11

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 18

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hawkin, a diminutive of Hawk 1 with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -in.2 English: in the case of one family (see note below), this is a variant of Hawkinge, a habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from Old English Hafocing ‘hawk place’.3 Irish: sometimes used as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEacháin ( see Haughn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Lou Hawkins in household of Henry T Hawkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty L Hawkins in household of Hanford T Hawkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty L Neilson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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