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Bette Jane Clarno

Bette Jane (Baker) Clarno was born on June 3, 1921 in Portland, OR, and died December 21, 2007. She spent most of her childhood summers at her grandparents' beach house in Long Beach, WA, of which she often fondly spoke. She moved with her husband, Robert Clarno, and their four children to San Diego in 1952. She spent 19 years playing the piano for Adult Education School choruses. Upon retiring, Bette and Bob enjoyed 10 years of travel in their 5th wheel exploring all 50 states. Bette was predeceased by her husband of 59 years in 1999. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jan Clarno of Burbank, WA, daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ron Tenison of Beaverton, OR, daughter and son-in-law Sally and Mark DiVecchio of San Diego, daughter Mary Clarno of San Diego, and sister Charlene Baker of Tacoma, WA, 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren, and her many friends from Belmont Village of Sabre Springs. The family thanks San Diego Hospice for their invaluable support and suggests donations to them in lieu of flowers.

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Bette wrote down her Autobiography.
   Here is an HTML version which can be viewed with any browser.
   Here is a PDF version which is a little easier to read.



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1925 ca Betty Baker

1925 Betty Baker

In front of beach house at Long Beach, WA.
Photo sent to me by Bob Sorensen, grandson of Burdette and Sadie Franzenbach Foy.
(left to right)
  Art - who is this??
  Sadie Franzenbach Foy
  Rudolph Martin (Agnes' husband)
  Burdette Foy (Sadie's husband)
  Agnes Franzenbach Martin
  Betty Baker

Bette's Father's Side - Kennedy/Davis


Bette Baker Clarno's father was probably Rowe Davis Kennedy. Rowe's parents were Clarence Bolton Kennedy and Emma Davis. Rowe's grandparents were Henry Levi Davis and Henrietta Deter.

This is new information that came to light in early 2020. This web site is being redesigned to reflect this information

Read more about the new research showing Rowe Davis Kennedy as one of the Parents of Bette Baker
Read more about the  Family of Clarence Bolton Kennedy and Emma Davis
Read more about the Family of Henry Levi Davis and Henrietta Deter 
The 3rd of June 2021 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bette Baker (Kennedy) Clarno. It took us 100 years to fully understand who her father really was. I have more evidence now that Bette's father was Rowe Davis Kennedy not Charles Lee Baker. I presented DNA evidence that (in my view) showed that Bette was NOT a Baker and much more probably connected with the Davis and Kennedy families from the Portland area. Now I have found a newspaper clipping from 9 Aug 1920 that places Rowe back in Corvallis, OR after attending and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania (My alma mater!) and working in Bethlehem, PA for several years. That date is just about 100 years and 9 months from 3 Jun 2021. Read about it and see the newspaper clipping here: http://www.silogic.com/clarno/Parents%20of%20Bette%20Baker.htm



Bette's Mother's Side - Martin

Bette's mother was Frances Martin. Bette's grandparents were Otto Rudolph Martin and Agnes Franzenbach. Both Rudolph and Agnes were born in what is now Germany.

Read more about the Family of Otto Rudolph Martin and Agnes Franzenbach.
Read more about the Family of Wilhelm Martin and Mollie Spindle
Read more about the Family of Casper Franzenbach and Susanna Schmidt

Major Outstanding Questions on the Martin Side

1. Where is Otto Rudolph Martin buried?

A new web page made up by Dan Soderberg. Shows his mother, Jeanne Martin Soderberg and Bette during the summer of 1938 in Long Beach, WA.
http://www.dsoderblog.com/?p=2188

For more photos of the Franzenbach's, look at this web page created by Dan Soderberg:  http://www.dsoderblog.com/?p=2233 .

Acknowledgements

Much of the first hand information on these web pages is from Bette Baker Clarno. She had a wonderful memory for what happened in the early 20th century. Bette passed away on 21 Dec 2007.


Other Links


State Maps showing counties from the Census http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/printmaps.html
Los Angeles Public Library http://www.lapl.org/resources/guides/vital_records.html
Oregon Historical Records Index http://genealogy.state.or.us
Heritage Trail Press  Oregon Death Index http://www.heritagetrailpress.com/Death_Index/
Washington County Oregon Cemeteries http://www.rootsweb.com/~orwashin/Cem/cemlist.html
Washington State Vital Records http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/washington-vital-records.htm
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OREGON http://www.gswco.org/
Washington County, Oregon. Part of the OregonGenWeb and USGenWeb Projects. http://www.rootsweb.com/~orwashin/index.html
Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com/
Death Certificates (contains only extracted information from death certificates and no images) http://search.labs.familysearch.org/
Additionally in Washington State, in cooperation with Microsoft Research, is digitizing many of the state's public and historic records. Eventually images of the death certificates will be available online but no date is projected. Washington State Digital Archives - Digital Archives Home

          

Deciphering Old Handwriting

http://www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/oldhand.html

Early Photographic Processes

http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/1_early/1_early_photography_-_processes.htm

Dating Old Photos

http://www.familychronicle.com/dating.htm
http://genealogy.about.com/hobbies/genealogy/cs/photodating/
http://www.city-gallery.com/

Medical Conditions

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~haas/learningcenter/diseasesold.html

Universal Relationship Chart

http://www.rootsweb.com/~billingh/relation.htm
 
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