Harold Betz

30 March 1918–26 June 1985 (Age 67)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harold

When Harold Betz was born on 30 March 1918, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Gottlieb Betz, was 42 and his mother, Anna Krieg, was 42. He married Mary Soman on 18 September 1939, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 June 1985, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rochester, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Betz
Mary Soman
Marriage: 18 September 1939

Spouse and Children


    Mary Soman


18 September 1939
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Gottlieb Betz


    Anna Krieg




    Elmer Joseph Betz


    Arthur Clarence Betz


    Esther Betz


    Florence E Betz


    Edward Reed Betz


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal names Berthold or Bernhard . Compare Betsch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Betz in household of Gottlieb Betz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold Betz in household of Gottlieb Betz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold H Betz, "United States Census, 1940"

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