Bettie Jean Watson

31 March 1927–13 August 2010 (Age 83)
La Grange, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bettie Jean

When Bettie Jean Watson was born on 31 March 1927, in La Grange, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States, her father, Walter Festus Watson, was 42 and her mother, Maude Gates Dixon, was 40. She lived in Moseley Hall Township, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 August 2010, in Greene, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Snow Hill Cemetery, Snow Hill, Greene, North Carolina, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Watson in household of Festus Watson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bettie Watson in household of Walter F Watson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bettie Watson in entry for Walter F Watson and Maud G Faust, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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