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Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Westberg

Female 1922 - Abt 1979


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  • Name  Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Westberg  [1, 2
    Nickname  Betty 
    Born  7 Jun 1922  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Newspaper Article  5 Sep 1924  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Evening State Journal and Lincoln Daily News 
    • Awards at Baby Show; Champions are Lucile Huff and Paul Christianson; Long List of Other Prize Winners in the Various Classes Made Public at the State Fair.

      The grand champions of the two hundred and twenty-one babies entered in the Better Babies contest at the Nebraska state fair are: Lucile Huff, of Holstein, who cored 98.5 as the most perfect girl. Paul Ernest Christianson of Springfield with a score of 97.5 as the most perfect boy.

      Announcement of the prize-winning babies in all the classes was begun shortly after 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the women's building at the fair, where a large crowd had gathered to hear the results of the contest and to get a glimpse of Nebraska's most perfect babies.

      Champions in each class, with their scores, are as follows: [...]

      City girl, eighteen months and under twenty-seven months: Maurine Ruth Mertz, 800 South Thirty-third, 96.7; Betty Mae Westberg, 2015 K street, 95.5, Marilyn W. Friend, 1845 E street, 95. [...]
    Awards at Baby Show
    Awards at Baby Show
    Reporting on Nebraska's most perfect babies as determined at the Nebraska State Fair of 1924, Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Westberg came in second in the girls' category for children between 18 and 27 months of age who were from cities.
    Newspaper Article  18 Mar 1927  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    the Lincoln Star 
    • Local Trainmen's Annual Ball is Attended by 800

      The St. Patrick's ball, the biggest thing on the calendar of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, was held Thursday evening at the auditorium under the sponsorship of Capital lodge No. 170 with over 800 present. The committee in charge consisted of H. Ray Desch, chairman, Ed Seguin, H. F. Dahlberg, C. H. Neman, J. W. Van Fossen.

      Entertainment was furnished by the Ray studios. Besides Misses Charlotte, Marie and Bernice Ray, Doretta Christiansen, Lois Tyhurst, Helen Rumel, Ruby Tansey, Dawn Erlene Purington and Betty Mae Westberg, took part in the feature dance and sang. Lincoln officials and guests attending included Chas. W. Bryan, ex-governor; J. A. Spere and J. A. Horton, trainmasters, S. E. Brown, general yard master. Several guests from Omaha were also present. Green carnations were given the ladies and the auditorium was decorated with green and other features suggestive of St. Patrick's Day.
    Census  1930  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Betty M. Westberg, daughter, female, white, age 7, single, attended school since September 1929, born in Nebraska, father's birthplace Michigan, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 69, occupation none
    Newspaper Article  8 May 1931  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Lincoln Star 
    • Over 250 Attend Operetta Given by Church Choir

      "The Gypsy Rover," a musical comedy, was presented by the First United Presbyterian church choir Friday evening at the Randolph school. The operetta was directed by Mary C. Preston. Over 250 people attended.

      Forrest Spieler, who had the role of the Gypsy Rover, did exceptionally fine work while Ramona Mason played the part of Lady Constance, the heroine, very well.

      Others in the cast were Mrs. A. L. (sic) Westberg, who took the part of the Gypsy Rover's mother; Otto Gates, his father; Mildred McColl, Zara, belle of the camp; Robert Ochaner, Sinfo Zara's lover; Lowell Sutherland, one of Lady Constance's suitors; Graham Howe, Sir George Martendale, Constance's father; Velma McAllister, Nina Constance's sister; Gerald Mott, Captain Jerome, Nina's lover; Wayne Elmelund, Sir Toby Lyon, an English gentleman; and Lloyd Cleveland, McCorkie, also an English gentleman.

      Those who took part in the chorus were Mrs. R. J. Tudor, Doris McClung, Mary Vickers, Josepine Kallemyn, McLesso(?) Townsend, Lois Gate, Una Jean Davis, Ylene Reisland, Alice Mason, Lydia Herrman, Mary Carnahan, Ruth Luehr, Margaret Vickers, Elizabeth Harris, Jean Boggess, Rufus Harris Clifford, Scott Ralston Grahm and Ray Ochsner.

      The children of the gypsy camp were Janet Dairymple, Betty Mae Westberg, Dale Babcock, Dorothy Carnahan, Conway Thompson and Howard Preston.

      Those in the orchestra were Reed Smith, director, Dawn Campbell, Hope Probasco, Vera Wekesser, Lowel Boomer, Quentin Quay, LeRoy Marshall, Dorothy King, William Zalman, Richard Schmidt, and William Helhr.

      Otto Gates acted as business manager and John McAllister as stage manager.
    Newspaper Article  27 Jan 1937  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lincoln Evening Journal 
    • People You Know

      Irving P.T.A. met, with an attendance of 100. An original dramatization, "Know Your Child," was in charge of Mrs. Ivan Snyder, Misses Lula B. Moore and Fern K. Hubbard. Those taking part were Mesdames O. C. Weiss, J. O. Hertzler, G. W. Westberg (probably A. W. Westberg), H. R. Ankeny, W. W. Putney, C. C. Kimball, L. H. Alberty and Betty Weiss, Betty Hertzler, Elizabeth Foster, Betty Westberg, June Ankeny, Hazel Pat Putney, Dederick Kimball and Monica Ann Alberty.
    Newspaper Article  14 May 1939  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    the Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star 
    • The Hospitality club will hold a dinner dance at the Lindell Friday evening and there will be four tables arranged for 75. The tables will be presided over by: Messrs. and Medames C. E. Bobbit, Al Westberg, Lawrence Griffing and John L. Mamon. Spring flowers will form the appointments. Each table will present two charades. Miss Betty Westberg will sing.
    Died  Abt 27 Dec 1979  [3, 9
    Obituary Index  29 Dec 1979  Champaign County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The News-Gazette, page 7 
    • Newspaper article #0201000279122903. Title: obituary for Elizabeth Mae (née Westburg) Musgrove (date of birth: June 7, 1922). Names: Elizabeth Mae Musgrove; Elizabeth Mae Westburg
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Elizabeth Musgrove; born: 7 June 1922; died: December 1979; last residence: 87413 (Bloomfield, San Juan, New Mexico); last benefit: 87413 (Bloomfield, San Juan, New Mexico); state where issued: Nebraska
    Person ID  I3728  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Albert William Westberg,   b. 2 Sep 1888, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1966, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bernice E. Walker,   b. 27 Dec 1888, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1979, Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1916 
    Research 
    • Their estimated marriage date was based upon the birth date of John Albert Westberg as well as known times they both were living in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
    Family ID  F1567  Group Sheet

    Family  Burdett Maxwell "Speck" Musgrove,   b. 6 Jun 1914, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1985 
    Residence  Nov 1966  Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    >1. William Albert Musgrove
     2. Katherine Bernice "Bitsy" Musgrove
     3. Pamela Sue Musgrove,   b. 1 Jul 1951, El Paso County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1951, El Paso County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Judy Dale Musgrove
     5. Mary Lou "Nonnie" Musgrove
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1597  Group Sheet

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    Local Trainmen's Annual Ball is Attended by 800
    Local Trainmen's Annual Ball is Attended by 800
    An article reporting on the St. Patrick's Day celebration in March 1927 given by the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, with cousins Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Westberg and Marion "Louise" Tyhurst as members of the entertainment of the evening.
    Social Club Review
    Social Club Review
    A report on a dinner and dance arranged by The Hospitality Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, with Albert William Westberg and daughter Elizabeth Mae "Betty" involved in its organization.
    Over 250 Attend Operetta Given by Church Choir
    Over 250 Attend Operetta Given by Church Choir
    An article reporting on the First United Presbyterian Church's production of the musical comedy, "The Gypsy Rover," in which Bernice E. "Bun" (Walker) Westberg had a major role and Elizabeth Mae Westberg also appeared.
    People You Know
    People You Know
    A social gossip column reporting that an original dramatization, "Know Your Child," was presented under the direction of Mrs. Ivan Snyder with Betty Westberg in the production, and possibly her mother involved in it as well.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

    2. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Lincoln city, ward 10, Lancaster County, Nebraska; enumeration district: 55-42, supervisor's district: 8; sheet number: 26A; enumeration date: April 14, 1930

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S8729] Westberg, Elizabeth Mae "Betty" - Beautiful Baby, (originally published in the Evening State Journal and Lincoln Daily News, front page, Friday, September 5, 1924; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8257] Westberg, Elizabeth Mae "Betty" and Marion Louise Tyhurst - Local Trainmen's Annual Ball, (originally published in the Lincoln Star, page 4, Friday, March 18, 1927; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S8701] Westberg, Bernice E. (Walker) and Elizabeth Mae "Betty" - Gypsy Rover, (originally published in The Lincoln Star, page 18, Friday, May 8, 1931; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S8728] Westberg, Elizabeth Mae "Betty" - PTA Play, (originally published in the Lincoln Evening Journal, page 6, Wednesday, January 27, 1937; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S8727] Westberg, Albert Wiliam and Elizabeth Mae "Betty" - Hospitality Club, (originally published in the Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star, section C, page 4, May 14, 1939; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S4962] Urbana, Illinois Free Library (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S909] Westberg, Albert William - Obituary, (originally published in the Lincoln Evening Journal & Nebraska State Journal, page 17, Friday, November 25, 1966; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska) (Reliability: 3).