Gladys Betts

19 September 1900–September 1986 (Age 85)
Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Gladys

When Gladys Betts was born on 19 September 1900, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Charles Betts, was 31 and her mother, Virginia Ray Robinson, was 26. She married Clyde William Wright on 16 July 1919, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. She lived in Prairie Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died in September 1986, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Clyde William Wright
Gladys Betts
Marriage: 16 July 1919

Spouse and Children

16 July 1919
Jackson, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Frances Betts


    Mary Frances Betts


    Ray Betts



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.2 Americanized spelling of German Betz .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Gladys Betts in household of Charles Betts, "United States Census, 1910"

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