Betty Jean Dilsaver

10 April 1928–29 March 2003 (Age 75)
Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Betty Jean

When Betty Jean Dilsaver was born on 10 April 1928, in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States, her father, Theodore Elton Dilsaver, was 22 and her mother, Lucille Collins, was 22. She married Richard Clevenger on 11 June 1948, in Fulton, Indiana, United States. She lived in Perry Township, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1940 and Roann, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1948. She died on 29 March 2003, in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Clevenger
Betty Jean Dilsaver
Marriage: 11 June 1948

Spouse and Children

11 June 1948
Fulton, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

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 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of North German Dellshöver, a habitational name from someone from a minor place named with Middle Low German delle ‘flat depression’ + hov ‘yard’, ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bitty J Dilsaver in household of Ralph R Rhodes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Jean Dilsaver in household of Ralph Rhoades, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Jean Clevenger, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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