Benetta Jean Irons

1920–1994 (Age 74)
Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Benetta Jean

Benetta Jean Irons was born in 1920, in Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota, United States as the daughter of Luzetta Irons. She married Lyle Charles Curtis about 1946, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States. She died in 1994, in Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States, at the age of 74.

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Lyle Charles Curtis
Benetta Jean Irons
Marriage: about 1946

Spouse and Children

about 1946
Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

Age 1

On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Airaines in Somme, so named from Latin harenas (accusative case) ‘sands’. The form of the name has been altered as a result of folk etymology, an association of the name with the metal.

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

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