Betty Jane Hansen

3 August 1931–14 September 1993 (Age 62)
Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States

The Life of Betty Jane

When Betty Jane Hansen was born on 3 August 1931, in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States, her father, George Peter Hansen Sr., was 39 and her mother, Myrtle Matilda Garner, was 32. She married Don Stanley Cadwell Sr. on 6 September 1948, in North Sacramento, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 14 September 1993, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Don Stanley Cadwell Sr.
Betty Jane Hansen
Marriage: 6 September 1948
Shirley Irene Cadwell

Spouse and Children

6 September 1948
North Sacramento, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 3

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. 
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 17

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty J Hansen in household of George P Hansen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Cadwell in entry for George P Hansen, "Montana, Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010"
  • Betty J. Cadwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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