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Family of Sherman Russell Jr BETTS and Margaret Helen VEAZIE
Sherman Russell Jr BETTS
Margaret Helen VEAZIE b. 1946~3110 at Massachusetts3110.
The estimated date of their marriage is assumed from the 1966 announcement3111 of the engagement of Margaret Helen Veazie to Sherman Russell Betts, Jr.
Sherman Betts was given a purple heart3111 for wounds sustained in Vietnam, Oct 1967. At the time of the 1968 newspaper article, Cpl. Betts was recuperating in the Chelsea (MA) Naval Hospital.
Margaret Veazie, a June graduate of Drury High School, North Adams, MA, entered3110 the Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital School of Nursing in the Fall of 1964. Her birth year is estimated from that information. On May 17, 1966, Margaret's engagement to Sherman Russell Betts, Jr., was announced3109. In 1967, Margaret Betts was a bridesmaid2404 for her sister-in-law Brenda Hughes, who married Margaret's brother William. Margaret resided3111 with her parents (Mr and Mrs Robert Veazie of Natural Bridge Rd, North Adams) while husband Sherman served his Vietnam tour of duty (1968). That article mentions that Margaret was a student at Berkshire Community College, majoring in nursing. In 1969, an article in the Berkshire (MA) Eagle (June 7), listed Margaret Veazie Betts as receiving an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Berkshire Community College.
2404. Veazie-Turrell Wedding Announcement, Hester Turrell to Edward E Veazie, North Adams (MA) Transcript, Aug 2, 1926; www.ancestry.com
3109. Veazie, Margaret Helen, to wed Betts, Sherman Russell Jr, North Adams (MA) Transcript, Tues, May 17, 1966; newspaperarchive.com
3110. Veazie, Margaret enters nursing school in Conn, North Adams (MA) Transcript, Sep 23, 1964; newspaperarchive.com
3111. Betts, Sherman R Jr, husband of former Margaret Veazie, receives purple heart, North Adams (MA) Transcript, Sat, Mar 16, 1968; newspaperarchive.com