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Margaret Elizabeth Luttrell

Bettie was born December 8, 1886 in Stone, Arkansas.

Her parents were James Posten Luttrell and Ava Jane Maberry. She was the fourth child of ten.

In 1910 she was living in Weddington, Washington County, Arkansas and listed as head of household.

Bettie married Code T. Dean Templeton on March 15, 1911. They had four children: Cecil Thompson (abt 1911 to abt 1913); Louie Irvin (August 5, 1913 to June 25, 1998); Lucy Cletus (October 23, 1915 to November 30, 1966); and Ava Martha (November 13, 1917 to March 20, 2008).

In the 1920 census she was living in Westville, Adair County, Oklahoma. In the 1930 census she was living in Saint Helens, Columbia County, Oregon.

Bettie died October 23, 1937 in Christie, Adair, Oklahoma at the age of 50 years, 10 months, 15 days. She is buried in Mt. View Cemetery in Stone, Arkansas.

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Family history as told by Mary Jane Marr in the spring of 1964

All of my brothers and sisters came to Oregon from Arkansas after we located except my oldest brother, John. He lived in Oklahoma. One sister, Bettie, returned to Oklahoma after a few years and passed away several years ago. All the others established homes here in Oregon. I have one sister and three brothers still living (Olive, Lester, Clyde, and Irvin), all much younger than I.

My oldest sister, Bettie Templeton, came to Oregon in 1923. They had the three children, Louie, Lucy, and Ava. The children would spend the month of June with us and help us to harvest the berry crop. Louie and Ernest were the same age. One Sunday they went out to play. They were down behind the barn where there were some big stumps still standing. They each picked out one for their fort, hid behing them, and threw clods at each other. When they peeped up Ernest hit Louie in the center of the eye. They came to the house. His eye was swollen shut and half his face was black. I asked Ernest what happened. He said, "We were just playing." The girls didn't play so rough. But they all had wonderful times together, and they picked lots of berries in between times. We hated to have them return to Oklahoma.

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