Dennis Leroy Bethune

5 May 1947–5 February 2015 (Age 67)
Randolph, Cedar, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Dennis Leroy

When Dennis Leroy Bethune was born on 5 May 1947, in Randolph, Cedar, Nebraska, United States, his father, Lowell Alphonso Bethune, was 37 and his mother, Josephine Theresa Willeke, was 37. He lived in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States in 1996. He died on 5 February 2015, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Lowell Alphonso Bethune
Josephine Theresa Willeke
Wilfred Clyde Bethune
Dale Edward Bethune
Peggy Ann Joyce Bethune
Ronnie Faye Bethune
Dennis Leroy Bethune

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World Events (8)

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 1

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.
1948 · Strategic Air Command Headquarters Established Near Omaha

Age 1

Strategic Air Command Headquarters moved near Omaha in November of 1948. It consisted of both the United States Department of Defense Specified Command and a United States Air Force Major Command. It was responsible for the strategic nuclear strike forces during the Cold War.
1965 · The Voting Rights Act

Age 18

The Voting Rights Act prohibits racial discrimination in voting. The Act secured the right to vote for minorities in the South. It also prohibits local governments from making any voting law that results in discrimination against any kind of minorities.

Name Meaning

French (Béthune) and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Béthune in Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, France, recorded in the 8th century in the Latin form Bitunia, probably an adjective (with villa understood) derived from the oblique form of a Germanic personal name Betto, a hypocoristic formation. Compare Bettencourt , Beaton .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dennis L Bethune, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • Dennis L Bethune, "Find A Grave Index"

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