Elizabeth Ann ( Betty) Cates

11 March 1941–1 December 1953 (Age 12)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ann ( Betty)

When Elizabeth Ann ( Betty) Cates was born on 11 March 1941, in Georgia, United States, her father, Wiley Paschall Cates, was 40 and her mother, Emma R Chaffin, was 38. She died on 1 December 1953, at the age of 12, and was buried in Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Rex, Clayton, Georgia, United States.

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Wiley Paschall Cates
Emma R Chaffin
Alton Wilbur Cates
James Howell Cates
Carolyn CATES
Barbara Jean Cates
Bobbie Jim Cates
Raleigh Eugene CATES
Elizabeth Ann ( Betty) Cates

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    Carolyn CATES


    Barbara Jean Cates


    Bobbie Jim Cates


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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 1

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 4

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’). (Kate was not in use as a pet form of Catherine during the Middle Ages.)2 Probably in some instances an Americanized spelling of German Goetz .

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

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  • Elizabeth Ann Cates, "Find A Grave Index"

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