Monday, August 4, 2014

Betty in the Real World: Her Family Tree

Based on researches by Betties Barbara, Mary and Ross, I have concocted the following attempt at a family tree.  I think it would be so interesting to find a proper biography of Betty, or at least hear from someone who actually knew her.  Mary Burchell wrote her autobiography, which I bet is fascinating and intend requesting via the rotten interlibrary loan at my new library, or maybe the faboo ILL at my old library.  Hmm.  Sorry!  Digression!  Why oh why did our Betty not write an autobiography?  Sure, she was writing 200,000 words/year of doctor-nurse romance, but surely she could have squeezed in 80,000 words or so of life story.

Anyway, please everyone correct the following, which you may be able to see more clearly here.


12 comments:

  1. My goodness, The Great Betty had a lot of aunts/uncles, great- or otherwise.

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  2. Betty Barbara had added some information regarding Betty's older sister, Lilian Isobel. (I had copied & pasted the link and info into one of my documents and found it there. The good ol' copy & paste method.)

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  3. Has anyone ever been able to find where she was buried?

    Betty von Susie

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  4. I don't know if this is really "our Charlotte". I did not find a Caroline Meijer born around that time, there was a Carolyn C M Meyer born in Windsor, Berkshire, 1943. They did spell Meijer "Meyer" in the entries for Betty's marriage to Johannes.

    EVELYN J NEELS England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Collections from Great Britain
    Country England
    County Devon
    Year 1942
    District DEVON CENTRAL
    Spouse MEYER

    JOHANNES MEYER England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Collections from Great Britain
    Country England
    County Devon
    Year 1942
    District DEVON CENTRAL
    Spouse NEELS

    Here are the entries I found for
    CHARLOTTE P I MEIJER England & Wales births 1837-2006
    Collections from Great Britain
    Country England
    County London
    Year 1945
    Birth Year 1945
    Event Quarter 1
    District HAMMERSMITH

    CHARLOTTE P I MEIJER England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Collections from Great Britain
    Country England
    County Dorset
    Year 1978
    District WEYMOUTH
    Spouse STOREY


    PETER P STOREY England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Collections from Great Britain
    Country England
    County Dorset
    Year 1978
    District WEYMOUTH
    Spouse MEIJER

    Note: Hammersmith was the district where Charlotte was born, not her husband.

    Again, I am not sure that this really is Betty's daughter.

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    1. Genes ®
      Reunited
      — that's the name of the website where I found this.

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  5. I've been having a fun time doing "Betty" genealogy as well! Charlotte P.I. Meijer is indeed Betty Neel's daughter. I found the record which lists the mother's maiden name as Neels. Charlotte would be 69 this year. Found her marriage record in 1978 also, but nothing further. I love research!!! :-)

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  6. I love her book. I too was wonder about her daughter. I would be nice to learn more about her

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  7. Sometimes you forget the little things that you read and when years later you read them again you are surprised that you can have forgotten such, now seemingly vital, information.

    I picked up Only by Chance and happened to read the short paragraph about Betty Neels.

    Betty Neels had/has a grandson.

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  8. Came across this just recently -- Harlequin used to publish a magazine in the 1970s. In some of the early issues, there was an "Author's Own Story" column. Betty Neels wrote hers in 1973. A great article with a photo and with lots of little tidbits -- life in Holland and in England, and some of her nursing experience during the war.

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    1. Is there anyway this can be posted on the blog? I would love to see it.

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  9. I am looking for Charlotte P.I. Meijer. Her mother is Evelyn Jessy Neels. Her father is Johannes Meijer. I am looking for her because she is family and also because I have made a familytree and would like to get in touch with her. lj.meijer5@gmail.com

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