Bettie Wood

(1881 - 1972)

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Bettie Wood
1881 - 1972
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August 21, 1881
Death
December 1972
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Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas 72450
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Bettie Wood was born on August 21, 1881. She died in December 1972 at 91 years of age. We know that Bettie Wood had been residing in Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas 72450.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bettie Wood passed away in December 1972 at 91 years of age. She was born on August 21, 1881. There is no information about Bettie's family or relationships. We know that Bettie Wood had been residing in Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas 72450.

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In 1881, in the year that Bettie Wood was born, on November 19th, a meteorite landed a few miles southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. According to one report: "About 7 o'clock one morning a bright and serpentine tail of fire was seen passing over the town by the inhabitants of Odessa, and M. Prendel, editor of one of the Odessa papers, surmising that the phenomenon betokened a fall of meteorites, offered a reward to any person who would bring him one. Three days afterward a gentleman of Grossliebental brought him one which had been found by a peasant who was nearly frightened out of his senses at its fall. It fell beside him while at work in his field and buried itself .55 meters (almost 2 ft) into the ground." The recovered piece was about 17.5 lbs.

In 1894, at the age of only 13 years old, Bettie was alive when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1925, she was 44 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1958, at the age of 77 years old, Bettie was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1972, in the year of Bettie Wood's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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