Betty Ann Anderson

1933–2015 (Age 82)
Dublin, Pulaski, Virginia, United States

The Life of Betty Ann

When Betty Ann Anderson was born on 21 October 1933, in Dublin, Pulaski, Virginia, United States, her father, Palmer Brooks Anderson, was 32 and her mother, Clyde Margaret Mason, was 28. She married Elwood Francis Holton on 10 October 1952, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 20 November 2015, in her hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Betty Ann Anderson
Elwood Francis Holton
Marriage: 10 October 1952
Cynthia Ann Holton

Spouse & Children

10 October 1952
Roanoke, Virginia, United States


  • Cynthia Ann Holton


Parents & Siblings



  • Palmer Brooks Anderson Jr


  • Female1933–2015Female

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 8

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

Sources (3)

  • Betty Ann Anderson in entry for John Randall White and Cynthia Ann Holton, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Betty Ann Anderson, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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