Betty Simons

28 March 1896–21 April 1987 (Age 91)
Walton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Betty

When Betty Simons was born on 28 March 1896, in Walton, Georgia, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Simons, was 23 and her mother, Julia R, was 24. She lived in District 418, Walton, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Social Circle, Walton, Georgia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 21 April 1987, in Walton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Circle View Cemetery, Social Circle, Walton, Georgia, United States.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 10

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from Simon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Dobbs in household of C W Dobbs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie Dobbs in household of C W Dobbs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Simons in household of A J Simons, "United States Census, 1910"

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