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Betty Jean Stoltz[1]

Female 1922 - 2013  (91 years)


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  • Name Betty Jean Stoltz 
    Born 5 Feb 1922  Bentonville, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Record ID Number MH:I358 
    _UID 569A5086DBCC078AFD85DE20AEE75142 
    _UPD 17 JAN 2016 23:29:33 GMT-5 
    Died 26 Jun 2013 
    Person ID I358  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2017 

    Father Harmon George Stoltz,   b. 18 Nov 1881, Golden Gate, Wayne County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1963, Perry Grove, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Emma Price Waggoner,   b. 21 Nov 1889, Strasburg, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1970, Memorial Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1906  Fairfield, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number MH:F109 
    _UID 569A4EDD1774C78A1D85DE20AEE75142 
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Robert Meredith,   b. 16 Aug 1920, Blytheville, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 2013  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1941  Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number MH:F131 
    _UID 569A7EC521C6179D4D85DE20AEE75142 
    Children 
     1. James Allen Meredith
     2. Kenneth Walter Meredith
     3. Joseph Blaine Meredith,   b. 1 Mar 1947, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2011  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 64245. BETTY JEAN STOLTZ
      Betty Jean Stoltz was born 5 February 1922 at Bentonville, Arkansas, is the daughter of Harmon Stoltz and Emma Price Waggoner. See Number 6424. At the age of less than ten years, Betty's parents were divorced and at age thirteen she left the home farm at Bentonville, Arkansas, and went to live with her sister Geraldine (Stoltz) James at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here she attended and graduated from high school. When her younger brother, Richard, left home, her mother also left the farm and went to Tulsa where she found employment.
      Betty Jean Stoltz married James Robert Meredith 1 February 1941 at Bentonville, Arkansas. James Meredith was born 16 August 1920 at Blytheville, Arkansas. James was adopted 6 December 1923 by Fred L. Meredith, born 1 July 1873 at Franklin, Illinois, and Bertha Estella Langley, born 19 August 1884 at Neosho, Missouri. They were members of the Methodist Church. Fred Meredith was owner of a grocery and dry goods store. The Merediths resided at Tulsa, Oklahoma. James Robert Meredith was born Lewis Blane Arkland at Blytheville, Arkansas. When he was adopted by Fred and Bertha Meredith, they renamed him James Robert Meredith -- a name he has legally kept. Fred L. Meredith died 30 January 1966 and Bertha died 20 May 1969; burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
      James Meredith's biological father was Fred L. Arkland of Blytheville, Arkansas. James' mother died young and his father placed him in an orphan home at Little Rock, Arkansas, and signed papers for adoption. When James was a young man, he began to search for his natural parents. He found the name 'Arkland' in Denver, Colorado, and this person was his second cousin. Through him he finally located his father living in Fairbury, Nebraska. James was also able to locate his mother's parents, uncles and aunts. James visited his father on several occasions. Fred Arkland was a painter. He died 4 November 1953; burial at Fairbury, Nebraska. James' natural mother was Docie Deal who died 31 March 1923; burial at Blytheville, Arkansas. Docie Deal was first married to a Westbrook. Fred and Docie (Westbrook) Arkland had two children: (1) Mary Lou (Thomas) and (2) James Robert Meredith.
      James and Betty Meredith live at Tulsa, Oklahoma. They are members of the Methodist Church. James is a banker and an attorney-at-law. Betty is a homemaker. James and Betty Meredith had three sons all born at Tulsa, Oklahoma.
      642451. James Allen Meredith, born 8 December 1942. See Number 642451.
      642452. Kenneth Walter Meredith, born 12 January 1946.
      642453. Joseph Blaine Meredith, born 1 March 1947. See Number 642453.


  • Sources 
    1. [S500007] U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=173842622&itemId=101112071-&action=showRecord&indId=individual-173842622-1000358 (Reliability: 4).

      Betty J Meredith
      Birth: Feb 5 1922
      Death: June 26 2013
      Last residence: USA