Flora A Bettis

(1912 - 2002)

A photo of Flora A Bettis
Add photo
Flora A Bettis
1912 - 2002
Born
September 13, 1912
Death
April 22, 2002
Last Known Residence
Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas 72131
Summary
Flora A Bettis was born on September 13, 1912. She died on April 22, 2002 at age 89. We know that Flora A Bettis had been residing in Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas 72131.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
This collaborative biography is dedicated to show & tell the life of Flora A Bettis. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Flora's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that Flora is always remembered.
Biography
Flora A Bettis
Most commonly known name
Flora A Bettis
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas 72131
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Flora Bettis was born on
Birth
Flora Bettis died on
Death
Flora Bettis was born on
Flora Bettis died on
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Flora Bettis?
View other bios of people named Flora Bettis

Flora's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Bettis family tree.

Flora's Family

Parent
Parent
Flora A Bettis
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends:

Add bio

There are no photos of Flora A Bettis! Please share photos of Flora and the Bettis family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Flora.

Cancel

Share Flora's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Flora A Bettis passed away on April 22, 2002 at 89 years old. She was born on September 13, 1912. There is no information about Flora's immediate family. We know that Flora A Bettis had been residing in Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas 72131.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Flora's lifetime.

In 1912, in the year that Flora A Bettis was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1933, when she was 21 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1963, when she was 51 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1973, Flora was 61 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1982, when she was 70 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

Other Flora Bettis

Biography
Mar 12, 1899 - Nov 1982 1899 - 1982

Other Bettis

Biography
Oct 12, 1901 - Feb 1986 1901 - 1986
Biography
Jul 1, 1895 - Mar 1983 1895 - 1983
Biography
Jul 22, 1890 - Jul 1977 1890 - 1977
Biography
Feb 9, 1919 - Oct 22, 2008 1919 - 2008
Biography
May 16, 1928 - May 24, 1992 1928 - 1992
Biography
Nov 19, 1917 - Feb 26, 2006 1917 - 2006
Biography
Oct 29, 1929 - Oct 4, 2001 1929 - 2001
Biography
Oct 5, 1909 - Jan 1981 1909 - 1981
Biography
Nov 11, 1904 - Nov 1985 1904 - 1985
Biography
Feb 3, 1904 - Apr 1988 1904 - 1988
Biography
Mar 13, 1894 - Jul 1984 1894 - 1984
Biography
Mar 31, 1929 - Jul 1968 1929 - 1968
Biography
Feb 29, 1932 - Jul 18, 2005 1932 - 2005
Biography
Feb 26, 1918 - Mar 3, 1991 1918 - 1991
Biography
Mar 20, 1938 - May 21, 2007 1938 - 2007
Biography
Jan 25, 1904 - Oct 24, 2004 1904 - 2004
Biography
Jan 8, 1941 - Aug 31, 2005 1941 - 2005
Biography
Jan 15, 1893 - Feb 1974 1893 - 1974
Biography
Sep 22, 1904 - Jan 22, 1994 1904 - 1994
Biography
Oct 25, 1919 - Jul 16, 1998 1919 - 1998

Other Bios

Biography
Feb 14, 1909 - Jan 4, 2002 1909 - 2002
Biography
Jun 11, 1956 - Oct 2, 2007 1956 - 2007
Biography
Feb 23, 1958 - Sep 25, 2007 1958 - 2007
Biography
Aug 19, 1956 - Mar 10, 2008 1956 - 2008
Biography
Nov 20, 1954 - Jan 27, 2002 1954 - 2002
Biography
Apr 8, 1919 - May 16, 1994 1919 - 1994
Biography
Jan 1, 1910 - Oct 1985 1910 - 1985
Biography
Jun 1, 1956 - Apr 14, 2008 1956 - 2008
Biography
Nov 3, 1914 - Jul 22, 1998 1914 - 1998
Biography
Nov 25, 1902 - May 1980 1902 - 1980
Biography
Jul 3, 1953 - Jul 26, 2004 1953 - 2004
Biography
Apr 8, 1957 - Aug 6, 2006 1957 - 2006
Biography
Jul 3, 1954 - Nov 12, 2002 1954 - 2002
Biography
Aug 24, 1956 - Feb 21, 2007 1956 - 2007
Biography
Dec 3, 1969 - Dec 4, 2009 1969 - 2009
Biography
Feb 1, 1919 - Jun 15, 2002 1919 - 2002
Biography
Jun 4, 1953 - Aug 1973 1953 - 1973
Biography
Feb 28, 1956 - Sep 1990 1956 - 1990
Biography
Sep 4, 1956 - Feb 1977 1956 - 1977
Biography
Dec 29, 1956 - Nov 19, 2007 1956 - 2007
The History of Locomotives
While the history of railway transport (using animals or men) goes back to ancient Greece, trains as we know them now real...
We Thought This Looked Good? How Hairstyles Have Changed
From intricate curls piled on top of our heads to long, straight, and ironed - hair styles change every decade or so. Can ...
30 Halloween Costumes Best Left In History
While witches, ghosts and vampires are commonplace Halloween costumes today, I bet you won't recognize many of the costume...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top