Betty M Messick (1912 - 2008)

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Betty M Messick
1912 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Betty M Messick was born on September 25, 1912. She died on October 7, 2008 at 96 years old. We know that Betty M Messick had been residing in Christiana, Rutherford County, Tennessee 37037.


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Betty M Messick died on October 7, 2008 at age 96. She was born on September 25, 1912. We have no information about Betty's family or relationships. We know that Betty M Messick had been residing in Christiana, Rutherford County, Tennessee 37037.
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In 1912, in the year that Betty M Messick was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1928, when she was 16 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1938, Betty was 26 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1971, she was 59 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1988, Betty was 76 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Dec 18, 1915 - Jan 8, 2001
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Sep 5, 1876 - August 1974
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Apr 1, 1953 - May 6, 2001
Manchester, TN
Pauline Messick
Oct 11, 1902 - October 1986
Rogersville, Tennessee
Jimmie D Messick
Sep 15, 1913 - Oct 1, 2001
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Sammie H Messick
Apr 30, 1919 - Jun 4, 2008
Madison Heights, MI
Clarence Messick
Dec 26, 1903 - June 1980
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Grady Messick
Dec 15, 1906 - July 1971
Beechgrove, Tennessee
Richard P Messick
Jul 18, 1904 - May 24, 1999
Murfreesboro, TN
Homer G Messick
Jun 9, 1914 - Feb 10, 1999
Murfreesboro, TN
Curtis Messick
May 28, 1909 - March 1986
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Eva Fay Messick
Nov 3, 1923 - Aug 18, 2010
Winston Salem, NC
Jonathan N Messick
Apr 22, 1983 - Feb 26, 2008
Dorothy A Messick
Sep 16, 1928 - Aug 24, 2005
Elkhart, IN
Frances C Messick
Aug 24, 1932 - Oct 27, 2006
Murfreesboro, TN
Carl R Messick
Mar 26, 1908 - May 15, 1990
Carl M Messick
Sep 14, 1948 - Jul 30, 2005
Adelle H Messick
Dec 27, 1919 - Nov 18, 2007
Manchester, TN
Constance P Messick
Aug 29, 1924 - Apr 17, 1996
Columbia, TN
Horace N Messick
Feb 9, 1914 - Jul 2, 1988
Manchester, TN

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