Betty Alice Troike

13 February 1928–6 June 1996 (Age 68)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Betty Alice

When Betty Alice Troike was born on 13 February 1928, in Michigan, United States, her father, Erwin Paul Troike, was 24 and her mother, Mildred Bender, was 23. She married Rodger Louis Heitman on 10 June 1949, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. She lived in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Saint Joseph, St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 6 June 1996, in California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Rodger Louis Heitman
Betty Alice Troike
Marriage: 10 June 1949

Spouse and Children

10 June 1949
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Janis Ruth Troike


World Events (8)


Age 1

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 6

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. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Italian: probably a regional name from Turgisius, Latin name of a Norman province of Sicily.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Alice Troike in household of Erwin Troike, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Alice Troike in household of Erwin Troike, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Alice Heitman, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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