Shirley Edith Betz

26 September 1922–22 November 2007 (Age 85)
Holly, Kitsap, Washington, United States

The Life of Shirley Edith

When Shirley Edith Betz was born on 26 September 1922, in Holly, Kitsap, Washington, United States, her father, George Allen Betz, was 36 and her mother, Julia Irena Betz, was 24. She lived in Shelton, Mason County, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 22 November 2007, in Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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George Allen Betz
Julia Irena Betz
Helen Irena Betz
Ralph David Allen Betz
Clifford Irving Betz
Rex Edward Betz
Shirley Edith Betz

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 18

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal names Berthold or Bernhard . Compare Betsch .

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

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  • Shirley E Betz in household of George Betz, "United States Census, 1930"

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