Betty Earleen Anderson

1927–2013 (Age 85)
Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Betty Earleen

When Betty Earleen Anderson was born on 5 May 1927, in Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Harry Ephraim Anderson, was 35 and her mother, Mary Allison, was 25. She married Floyd Edward Reed on 1 November 1952, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 18 January 2013, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Betty Earleen Anderson
Floyd Edward Reed
Marriage: 1 November 1952

Spouse & Children

1 November 1952
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents & Siblings



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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

Sources (3)

  • Betty E Anderson in household of Harry E Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Earleen Anderson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Betty Earleen Anderson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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