Person:Betty Marshall (5)

  1. Betty Kathryn Marshall1918 - 1985
  2. Emma Moon
  3. George F. Moon
m. 24 Jun 1942
  1. Louise F. Griffith1955 - 1955
Facts and Events
Name Betty Kathryn Marshall
Alt Name Bertha Moon
Gender Female
Birth[2] 1 Aug 1918 Shelbina, Shelby, Missouri, United States
Census[4] 1920 Shelby, Missouri, United States
Census[1] 1930 Glenwood, Schuyler, Missouri, United States
Living[3] 1935 Schuyler, Missouri, United States
Census[3][6] 1940 Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States
Marriage 24 Jun 1942 Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United Statesto Donald Rodney Griffith
Burial[7] 1985 Glenwood, Schuyler, Missouri, United StatesGlenwood I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Adoption[5] Missouri, United States
Death[2] 16 Feb 1985 Blythe, Riverside, California, United States

The information I have for Betty K. Marshall is sketchy at best, mostly gleaned from family members. I also have a letter from Emma, Betty's natural born sister, who filled in some of the blanks. I also want to thank Jennifer who gave me enough information to tie things together

Bertha Moon was born 1 Aug 1918 in Shelbina, Missouri to Hugh Moon and Clara Murial (Hastings) Moon She had a sister Emma Moon and a brother George F. Moon as a child Emma and Bertha ended up in the foster system Bertha was adopted by William Marshall and Helen Ford Marshall upon the adoption her named was changed to Betty Kathryn Marshall she became a nurse and met her husband when he was treated for a football injury She married Donald Griffith and had 4 children in later years she was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease which is one of the clues that helped tie her to her natural parents Hugh Moon Died of a "Disease of the brain and spinal chord" which may have also been the same disease which is passed genetically

  1. United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626).
  2. 2.0 2.1 California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. 3.0 3.1 United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).
  4. United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625).
  5. Biological parents surname Moon.
    Adopted by William F. Marshall and Helen Ford
    Bertha Moon was her birth Name and was changed when adopted by the Marshalls
  6. 1940 Was attending Laughlin Nursing School
    Don and Betty met she was a nurse he was a football player and had gotten injured.
  7. Betty Died in Blythe Calif and was cremated, and was brought back and laid to rest next to their infant child at the Glenwood IOOF Cemetery