Betty Margaret Holmes

6 March 1921–23 December 2006 (Age 85)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Betty Margaret

When Betty Margaret Holmes was born on 6 March 1921, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, her father, Howard Boies Holmes, was 29 and her mother, Fern Frances McBride, was 31. She married Robert John Stroh on 15 August 1944, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. She lived in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 December 2006, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lake Park, Dickinson, Iowa, United States.

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Robert John Stroh
Betty Margaret Holmes
Marriage: 15 August 1944

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  • Marriage
    15 August 1944Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
    Age 1
    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 2
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 23
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English: either from the plural form of Holme , or else a variant of Holme or Home , with excrescent -s (see Holm ).Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald (Ayrshire), or possibly from another place so called in the barony of Inchestuir (Angus). Both placenames likely derive from the plural form of Middle English, Older Scots holm ‘islet, raised land in a marsh’ (see Holm ).Scottish and Irish: adopted for Scottish Gaelic and Irish Mac Thómais, Mac Thómais (see McComb ). In parts of western Ireland, Holmes is also a variant of Cavish, from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas . Early bearers in Ireland were probably immigrants from Scotland.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Betty Holmes in household of Howard Holmes, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Betty M Holmes, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Betty Holmes in household of Howard Holmes, "United States Census, 1930"

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