Betty Jean Duck

16 January 1931–24 January 2013 (Age 82)
Josephine, Baldwin, Alabama, United States

The Life of Betty Jean

When Betty Jean Duck was born on 16 January 1931, her father, Robert Samuel Duck, was 35 and her mother, Alice Florence Jernigan, was 33. She lived in Election Precinct 4 Bay Minette, Baldwin, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 24 January 2013, at the age of 82, and was buried in Josephine, Baldwin, Alabama, United States.

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Roland Joseph Pelt
Betty Jean Duck

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings



    Verna Louise Duck


    Robert Samuel Duck Jr.


    John Victor Duck


    Fulton Elmore Duck



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 10

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

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

1 English: from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler.2 Irish: English name adopted as an equivalent of Lohan (an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’) by mistranslation, as if from lacha ‘duck’.3 Dutch: variant of Duyck . In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of ( VAN ) Dyck .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jean Duck in household of Robert S Duck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Jean Duck, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Betty Jean Pelt in entry for Dr Roland J Pelt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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