Betty Jean York

Female28 January 1937–8 May 2006

Brief Life History of Betty Jean

When Betty Jean York was born on 28 January 1937, in Del Rio, Val Verde, Texas, United States, her father, Fred Wilburn York, was 35 and her mother, Vera Ruth Varga, was 32. She had at least 1 son with Jack Dean Daniel. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Presidio, Texas, United States in 1940 and Fort Stockton, Pecos, Texas, United States in 1950. She died on 8 May 2006, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Jack Dean Daniel
1936–1965
Betty Jean York
1937–2006
Mitchell Wayne Daniel
1957–2000

Sources (11)

  • Betty Jean York, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Betty Jean York, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Betty Jean Daniel, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)

1941

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 12

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 19

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .

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

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