Betty Jane Grice

16 March 1919–17 March 2007 (Age 88)
Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States

The Life of Betty Jane

When Betty Jane Grice was born on 16 March 1919, in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States, her father, Roy Delbert Grice, was 28 and her mother, Blanche Kessler, was 23. She married Russell LaMar Christensen on 1 February 1947, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in La Grande Election Precinct 8, Union, Oregon, United States in 1940 and La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States in 2007. She died on 17 March 2007, in Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Russell LaMar Christensen
1916–2003
Betty Jane Grice
1919–2007
Marriage: 1 February 1947
Stephen Christensen
1948–
Rebecca Cass
1950–
Russell Christensen
1955–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 February 1947
La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States
children

(3)

    Stephen Christensen

    Male1948–Male

    Rebecca Cass

    Female1950–Female

    Russell Christensen

    Unknown1955–

Parents and Siblings

    Roy Delbert Grice

    Male1890–Male

    Female1896–1973Female

siblings

(2)

    Female1919–2007Female

    Roy W Grice

    Male1922–2007Male

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 8

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

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

English:1. nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle English grice, gris ‘gray’ (Old French gris, apparently of Germanic origin, and probably a distant cognate of Gray 1). 2. from Middle English grice, grise ‘pig’ (Old Norse gríss, probably akin to 1), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or a nickname. 3. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Greis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Grice Christensen in household of Russel Lamar Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Betty Grice Christensen in household of Russel Lamar Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Betty Jane Grice Christensen in household of Russell Lamar Christensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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