Betty Loyce HOLDER

28 May 1927–3 November 2010 (Age 83)

The Life of Betty Loyce

When Betty Loyce HOLDER was born on 28 May 1927, her father, Quinnie Lee Holder Sr., was 24 and her mother, Bertha Azaline McCoy, was 19. She married Leon Abrams in 1945. She lived in Pawhuska, Osage, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States in 2010. She died on 3 November 2010, at the age of 83.

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Leon Abrams
Betty Loyce HOLDER
Marriage: 1945

Spouse and Children

Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, USA

Parents and Siblings



    Quinnie L Holder



    Ernest Doyle Holder


World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 14

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree, Middle High German holder, or from a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be the protector of a house.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Holder ‘elder tree’.3 English (chiefly western counties): occupational name for a tender of animals, from an agent derivative of Middle English hold(en) ‘to guard or keep’ (Old English h(e)aldan). It is possible that this word was also used in the wider sense of a holder of land within the feudal system. Compare Helder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty L Holder in household of Qunnie L Holder, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty L Holder in household of Quinnie L Holder, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty L Wood, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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