Irene Elizabeth Mendoes

10 March 1915–23 July 1960 (Age 45)
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Irene Elizabeth

When Irene Elizabeth Mendoes was born on 10 March 1915, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, her father, William Mendes, was 24 and her mother, Georgia Silva, was 21. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Manuel Richard Bettencourt Jr.. She lived in Tracy, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1935 and Washington Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 July 1960, in Niles District, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States.

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Manuel Richard Bettencourt Jr.
Irene Elizabeth Mendoes
Edna Violet Bettencourt
Robert E Bettencourt
Anthony Wayne Bettencourt

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    William Mendes





World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Mendo, a reduced form of Menendo ( see Menendez ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irene Mendes in household of Loftin Gordy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Bettencourt in household of Manuel Bettencourt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Bettencourt in household of Manuel Bettencourt, "United States Census, 1940"

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