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Betty Mae Polland (1941 - 2007)

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Betty Mae (Lilly) Polland
1941 - 2007
Born
July 6, 1941
California, United States
Death
April 11, 2007
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States
Last Known Residence
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371
Summary
Betty Mae Polland was born on July 6, 1941 in California. Her maiden name is Lilly and she married into the Polland family. She is the child of John Lilly and Lillian Etta Marshall. According to her family tree, Betty was mother to 4 children. She married Ronald Lee Polland, and they had a child Tami Lynn Polland. She married John De Clercq, and they had children Teri De Clercq, John Charles DeClercq, and Mark Lewis De Clercq. She died on April 11, 2007 in Puyallup, Washington, United States at 65 years of age.
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Betty Mae Polland
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Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington 98371
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Sumner, Pierce County, Washington United States
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Betty is survived by 3 of her 4 children Teri DeClercq of Federal Way WA, Mark DeClercq of Tacoma WA, and Tami Polland of Tacoma WA.
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In 1941, in the year that Betty Mae Polland was born, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1957, at the age of 16 years old, Betty was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1960, at the age of 19 years old, Betty was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1976, by the time she was 35 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1998, Betty was 57 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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