Betty Jo Griffin

8 December 1927–10 November 1996 (Age 68)
Huntington, Angelina, Texas, United States

The Life of Betty Jo

When Betty Jo Griffin was born on 8 December 1927, in Huntington, Angelina, Texas, United States, her father, Don Carlos "Curley" Griffin Sr, was 27 and her mother, Ara Beatrice Gill, was 17. She married Floyd Allen Crouch on 7 December 1943, in San Augustine, San Augustine, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in San Augustine, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 2, San Augustine, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 10 November 1996, in Arp, Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Attoyac Baptist Church Cemetery, San Augustine, San Augustine, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Allen Crouch
Betty Jo Griffin
Marriage: 7 December 1943
Dewitt Carlos Crouch
Harold Floyd Crouch
Charles Don Crouch
Anita Grace Crouch
Kenneth Allen Crouch
Bobby Floyd Crouch

Spouse and Children

7 December 1943
San Augustine, San Augustine, Texas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Patsy Ruth Griffin


    Don Carlos "Sonny" Griffin II


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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty-Jo Griffin in household of Jane Gill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bettie J Griffin in household of Carlos Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Jo Griffin in entry for Crouch, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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