Betty Jane Funk

30 December 1924–5 October 2002 (Age 77)
Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Betty Jane

When Betty Jane Funk was born on 30 December 1924, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Nevin Walter Funk, was 34 and her mother, Goldie May Wertz, was 33. She married Lawrence Adams on 26 August 1945, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 5 October 2002, in Shavertown, Kingston Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lawrence Adams
Betty Jane Funk
Marriage: 26 August 1945
Lawrence L Adams Jr
Michele Adams

Spouse and Children

26 August 1945
Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States


    Lawrence L Adams Jr


    Michele Adams


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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 2

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 21

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Jane Funk in household of Margaret Ann Funk, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Betty J Frank in household of Nevin W Frank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Funk in household of Nevin Funk, "United States Census, 1940"

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