Betty Jane Fulkerson

12 February 1927–14 February 1986 (Age 59)
Chelan, Chelan, Washington, United States

The Life of Betty Jane

When Betty Jane Fulkerson was born on 12 February 1927, in Chelan, Chelan, Washington, United States, her father, Franklin Monroe Fulkerson, was 29 and her mother, Ethel Lenora Sage, was 23. She lived in Brownsmead, Clatsop, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Twisp Election Precinct 1, Okanogan, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 14 February 1986, in Wasco, Oregon, United States, at the age of 59.

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Thomas Owen Ryburn
Betty Jane Fulkerson

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 13

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

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

Americanized spelling of German Volkertsen, a north German patronymic from Volkert .

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

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  • Betty J Fulkerson in household of Harley Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty J Fulkerson in household of Frank M Fulkerson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Fulkerson in entry for Raymond Franklin Fulkerson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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