Susan Louisiana Bettis

12 January 1891–12 August 1986 (Age 95)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Susan Louisiana

When Susan Louisiana Bettis was born on 12 January 1891, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Alexander Bettis, was 32 and her mother, Martha E Whitaker, was 28. She married William Jackson Hodges on 24 December 1911, in Cleburne, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Cadron Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 12 August 1986, in Quitman, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Pearson Cemetery, Pearson, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jackson Hodges
1885–1947
Susan Louisiana Bettis
1891–1986
Marriage: 24 December 1911
William Earl Hodges
1912–1994
Jewell Hodges
1914–2008
Beulah Lorine Hodges
1916–1994
Velma Lucille Hodges
1918–1918
Eldin Klestene Hodges
1920–2016
Winifred Raymond Hodges Sr
1922–2011
Leza Hodges
1924–
Loy E Hodges
1924–2011
Elma Louise Hodges
1926–1926
William Jackson Hodges Jr
1928–1928
Bert L. Hodges
1929–2018
Willo Dean Hodges
1933–
Jessie Hodges
1936–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1911
Cleburne, Arkansas, United States
children

(13)

    William Earl Hodges

    Male1912–1994Male

    Jewell Hodges

    Female1914–2008Female

    Beulah Lorine Hodges

    Female1916–1994Female

    Velma Lucille Hodges

    Female1918–1918Female

    Eldin Klestene Hodges

    Male1920–2016Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Bettis

    Male1858–1910Male

    Martha E Whitaker

    Female1862–1904Female

siblings

(10)

    Male1882–1946Male

    William L. Bettis

    Male1884–1903Male

    Andrew J. Bettis

    Male1886–1983Male

    Julia Ann Bettis

    Female1888–1889Female

    Female1891–1986Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 13

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Betts , or possibly a topographic name meaning ‘(dweller) by the hollows’, from Old English bytt ‘butt’, ‘cask’, used in a transferred sense.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Susie Hodges in household of Willie Hodges, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Susan Hadges in household of W J Hadges, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Susan Hodges in household of W J Hodges, "United States Census, 1930"

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