Thomas Henry Bettis

Male28 June 1918–28 January 1986

Brief Life History of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Bettis was born on 28 June 1918, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jess Luther Bettis, was 30 and his mother, Susie Viola Christian, was 26. He lived in Civil District 2, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 28 January 1986, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Jess Luther Bettis
1887–1964
Susie Viola Christian
1892–1941
Robert L Lewis
1912–
Willie Mae Bettis
1913–1913
James C Lewis
1914–
Ellen Francis Bettis
1914–1931
Thomas Henry Bettis
1918–1986
Nannie Catherine "Polly" Bettis
1920–1999
William Robert Bettis
1923–1923
Bettye Sue Bettis
1925–1972

Sources (4)

  • T Henry Bettis in household of Jess L Bettis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry T Bettis, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Henry T Bettis, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 13

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Betts (see also Bett ), or possibly a topographic name meaning ‘(dweller) by the hollows’, from Old English bytt ‘butt, cask, flagon, womb’, used topographically like Old English byden ‘butt’ (compare Bidwell ).

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

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