Thursday, April 14, 2016 Elizabeth May Muir (1921-2009)

Elizabeth "Betty" May Muir was born on 17 May 1921 in Dearborn, Michigan, to Peter Semple Muir and Mayme Zebio. She was their sixth child, though two had died as infants earlier. Her older sister, Irene died the year after Elizabeth was born. By 1930 the family lived in Palmyra Township, Michigan, where Betty's father worked as a steam fitter at an auto factory. Sometime between 1935 and 1940 the family moved to 9335 Hubbell Avenue in Detroit.

At the age of 21, Betty enlisted in the Women's Army Corps on 28 August 1942 and become an aviation cadet. She married Andy Simon Telek, son of Simon Telek and Mary Lakatos, on 28 September 1946 in Detroit, the year before Betty's father died. They had one child.

By 1954 Andy and Betty lived in Birmingham, Michigan, on 1967 Hazel Street. Andy worked as an insurance agent. They moved to the Tampa area of Florida in 1981 where they lived in Sun City.

Elizabeth "Betty" May (Muir) Telek; Tampa Tribune

Andy died in 1999 and some time, likely after 2001, Betty married a Mr. Easton. After she became fatally ill, she moved to Rochester Hills, Michigan, to be near her daughter. She died there on 17 January 2009. She was interred with her first husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

'Elizabeth "Betty" May (Muir) Telek,' Tampa Tribune
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Palmyra, Lenawee, Michigan; Roll: 1007; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 807.0; FHL microfilm: 2340742
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T627_1826; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 82-30
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 19 and 21
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 115819727
Tampa Tribune, 30 January 2009
US, Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2015, 2009 Telek Easton, Elizabeth
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1954 Birmingham, MI (Andy S and Betty Telek)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1956 Birmingham, MI (Andy S and Betty Telek)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1960 Birmingham, MI (Andy S and Betty Telek)
US, Florida Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012, Memorial No. 115818727
US, Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952, 1946 Telek, Andy S - Muir, Elizabeth May
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2009 Telek Easton, Elizabeth May
US, Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current, 2009 Easton, Elizabeth May (Muir) (Telek)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Ruskin, FL (Elizabeth M Telek)
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Issue State: Michigan; Issue Date: Before 1951 (Easton, Elizabeth M)
US, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, 1942 Muir, Elizabeth M

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