Betty Jo "Strength" Cofer

16 May 1934–28 February 2004 (Age 69)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Betty Jo "Strength"

Betty Jo "Strength" Cofer was born on 16 May 1934, in Georgia, United States as the daughter of Herman Lewis Cofer. She lived in Rockdale, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 476, Rockdale, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 28 February 2004, in Denton, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Krum, Denton, Texas, United States.

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Herman Lewis Cofer
1906–1973
Betty Jo "Strength" Cofer
1934–2004

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 1
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island
Age 8
Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries
Age 20
In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Kofer, an occupational name from Slavic kovař ‘smith’ ( see Kovar ).2 Americanized spelling of German Köfer, a northern variant of Küfer ( see Kieffer ).

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

Possible Related Names

Kovar
Kieffer
Coberly

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