Bettie Lou Shearin

16 November 1873–23 July 1960 (Age 86)
Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Bettie Lou

When Bettie Lou Shearin was born on 16 November 1873, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States, her father, Richard W Shearin, was 25 and her mother, Pattie Harvey, was 19. She married William Jesse Collins on 16 June 1895, in Brinkleyville, Halifax, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Brinkleyville, Halifax, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Brinkleyville Township, Halifax, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 23 July 1960, in Littleton, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Littleton, Halifax, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jesse Collins
Bettie Lou Shearin
Marriage: 16 June 1895
Laura Lee Collins
Pattie Maude Collins
William George Collins
Cora Elizabeth Collins
Leonard Herman Collins Sr
Cora Collins
Jessie Beatrice Collins
Bessie Louise Collins
Edwin Paul Collins
Elbert Earl Collins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1895Brinkleyville, Halifax, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · Last Troops Leave
    Age 4
    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 23
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sírín ‘descendant of Sírín, Síorán’, a personal name from a diminutive of síor ‘long-lasting’.English and Scottish: variant of Sherrin and Sherwin .

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

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    Sources (32)

    • Bettie Shearin (7)(born 1873) in household of R W Shearin, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Bettie Collins in entry for Isaac Moses Inscoe and Bessie Louise Collins, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Bettie Lou Shearin in entry for William George Collins, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

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