Atkinson, Rachel

Atkinson, Rachel

Female 1888 - 1957  (69 years)

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  • Name Atkinson, Rachel  [1
    Born 6 Nov 1888  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 18 Jan 1920  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 9 Apr 1930  Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 5 Sep 1945  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 12 Apr 1950  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 30 Nov 1957  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID I69476  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2022 

    Father Atkinson, James R.,   b. Jul 1852, Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Wells, Melissa,   b. Jun 1855, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1873  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 11 children 
    +1. Atkinson, Mary,   b. 3 Jan 1874, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1943, Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Atkinson, George,   b. Abt 1875, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Atkinson, Alonzo,   b. 29 Sep 1877, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1955, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Atkinson, Melissa,   b. Abt Nov 1879, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Atkinson, James,   b. Nov 1881, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     6. Atkinson, Melissa Emma,   b. 8 Mar 1884, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1973, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Atkinson, Samuel Earl,   b. 15 Feb 1886, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1928, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +8. Atkinson, Rachel,   b. 6 Nov 1888, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1957, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +9. Atkinson, Henry M.,   b. 8 Sep 1891, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     10. Atkinson, Nellie,   b. Mar 1896, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     11. Atkinson, Lillie,   b. Oct 1897, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F27700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bettinger, Earle Thomas,   b. 4 Jun 1889, Otis, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1976, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1910  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Bettinger, Hazel Rachel,   b. 28 Jun 1912, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1990, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Bettinger, Harold Arthur,   b. 19 Feb 1915, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1992, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Bettinger, Faith Ida,   b. 26 Apr 1917, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 2012, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +4. Bettinger, Ruth Flora,   b. 12 Apr 1920, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 2016, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +5. Bettinger, Albert Raymond,   b. 6 Nov 1922, Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1976, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     6. Bettinger, Fred Ellsworth,   b. 14 Jan 1925, Hartland, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 2009  (Age 84 years)
    +7. Bettinger, Shirley J.,   b. 10 Jun 1927, East Hartland, Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 2015, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Bettinger, Ralph E.,   b. 2 Feb 1931, East Hartland, Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1945, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F27708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1888 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Oct 1910 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Hazel Rachel - 28 Jun 1912 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Harold Arthur - 19 Feb 1915 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Faith Ida - 26 Apr 1917 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Jan 1920 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Ruth Flora - 12 Apr 1920 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Albert Raymond - 6 Nov 1922 - Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Fred Ellsworth - 14 Jan 1925 - Hartland, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Shirley J. - 10 Jun 1927 - East Hartland, Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Apr 1930 - Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bettinger, Ralph E. - 2 Feb 1931 - East Hartland, Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Sep 1945 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Apr 1950 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Nov 1957 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 29 Dec 2021.
      Memorial ID 79348831
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/79348831

      Rachel Atkinson Bettinger
      Birth 6 Nov 1888
      Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death 30 Nov 1957 (aged 69)
      Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Silver Street Cemetery
      Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 29 Dec 2021.
      1880 Census, enumerated 14 Jun 1880 in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States

      Household Members Age Relationship Birth Place Occupation
      James Adkinson 27 Self (Head) England Farmer
      Melissa Adkinson 25 Wife Massachusetts Keeping House
      Mary Adkinson 7 Daughter Massachusetts At school
      George Adkinson 5 Son Massachusetts
      Alonzo Adkinson 3 Son Massachusetts
      Malissa Adkinson 8/12 Daughter Massachusetts

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 2022.
      1930 Census, enumerated 9 Apr 1930 at Greenville Rd in Hartford Township, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States

      Earl T Bettinger, Head, M, W, 40, M 21 yrs, Massachusetts, New York, Massachusetts, Farm laborer
      Rachel Bettinger, Wife, F, W, 41, m 21 yrs, Massachusetts, England, Massachusetts, None
      Hazel R Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 17, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Harold A Bettinger, Son, M, W, 14, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Faith I Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 12, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Ruth F Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 9, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Albert R Bettinger, Son, M, W, 7, S, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Fred E Bettinger, Son, M, W, 5, S, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Shirley J Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 2022.
      1920 Census, enumerated 18 Jan 1920 at 4 King Place in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States

      Earl T Bettinger, Head, M, W, 30, M, Massachusetts, New York, Massachusetts, Tobacco co. laborer
      Rachel Bettinger, Wife, F, W, 31, M, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts
      Hazel R BettingervDaughter, F, W, 7, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts
      Harold A Bettinger, Son, M, W, 4, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts
      Faith ? Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 29 Dec 2021.
      Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) September 05, 1945

      WESTFIELD BOY COMMITS SUICIDE BY HANGING SELF

      Mother Finds Ralph E. Bettinger in Cellar of His Home Yesterday Morning--Was Despondent Over School

      Westfield, Sept. 4--Despondent because of having to go back to school, Ralph E. Bettinger, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Bettinger of 17 Green avenue, a resident of this city for about a month, committed suicide by hanging himself in the cellar of his home some time this morning.

      Mrs. Bettinger found him and telephoned for medical aid. The first intimation that the police had of anything amiss was when headquarters received a call from Mrs. Charles Hosmer of 19 Green avenue telephoned them at 11:37 this morning and said that "something terrible had happened at the Bettinger home." Police found the boy lying on the cellar floor. Dr. Robert D. Hildreth, associate medical examiner pronounced death by hanging.

      The boy had taken a board, placed it between the floor joist, and then passed a clothes line over it. He apparently stood on a box after placing the rope around his neck. Attempts by the first fire department to revive the boy proved in vain. The body was taken to the Firtion-Hollister funeral home.

      Bettinger was born in East Hartland, Ct., and came to this city with his parents. Besides his parents, he leaves three brothers, Harold B., of Granville and Albert and Fred with the United States army overseas; four sisters, Mrs. James Morris, of Tarrifville, Ct.; Mrs. Raymmond Sandman and Mrs. Allen Messinger of Granville and Miss Shirley Bettinger of Hartford, Ct., and his grandmother, Mrs. Ellsworth Bettinger of this city.

      The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Furtion-Hollister funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Brookes of the Second Congregational church officiating. Burial will be in Silver Street cemetery, Granville. Friends may call tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S2769] 1950 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com), (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 2022.
      1950 Census, enumerated 12 Apr 1950 at 17 Green in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States

      Earl T Bettinger, Head, W, M, 61, Massachusetts, Wheel Balancer at Energy Wheel Mfg.
      Rachel Bettinger, Wife, W, F, 61, Massachusetts, ___
      Fred A Bettinger, Son, W, M, 25, Massachusetts, ___

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S1240] Massachusetts, U.S., Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 29 Dec 2021.
      Name: James Atkinson
      Age: 21
      Birth Year: abt 1852
      Birth Place: Westfield
      Marriage Date: 7 Jun 1873
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
      Father: James Atkinson
      Mother: Ann Atkinson
      Spouse: Melissa Wells

      Name: Melissa Wells
      Age: 18
      Birth Year: abt 1855
      Birth Place: Westfield
      Marriage Date: 7 Jun 1873
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
      Father: Ephraim Wells
      Mother: Amanda Wells
      Spouse: James Atkinson

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S1240] Massachusetts, U.S., Marriage Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 29 Dec 2021.
      Name: Earle T Bettinger
      Age: 21
      Birth Year: abt 1889
      Birth Place: E Otis, Massachusetts
      Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1910
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
      Father: Ellsworth Bettinger
      Mother: Ida J Soule
      Spouse: Rachael Atkinson

      Name: Rachael Atkinson
      Age: 21
      Birth Year: abt 1889
      Birth Place: Westfield
      Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1910
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
      Father: James Atkinson
      Mother: Mellissa Wells
      Spouse: Earle T Bettinger

      Researched by Ted Smith

    9. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 2022.
      1930 Census, enumerated 9 Apr 1940 at Greenville Rd in Hartford Township, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States

      Earl T Bettinger, Head, M, W, 40, M 21 yrs, Massachusetts, New York, Massachusetts, Farm laborer
      Rachel Bettinger, Wife, F, W, 41, m 21 yrs, Massachusetts, England, Massachusetts, None
      Hazel R Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 17, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Harold A Bettinger, Son, M, W, 14, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Faith I Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 12, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Ruth F Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 9, S, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Albert R Bettinger, Son, M, W, 7, S, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Fred E Bettinger, Son, M, W, 5, S, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      Shirley J Bettinger, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None

      Researched by Ted Smith


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