Betty Collins1

F, #550, b. 26 September 1927, d. 24 July 1989
1st cousin 1 time removed of Joanne Gayle Albertson
     Betty Collins was born on 26 September 1927.1 She was the daughter of Joseph C. Collins and Laurene Jane Smalley.1
     In Liberal, Seward County, Kansas, she appeared on the 1930 U.S. census taken on 14 April 1930 in the household of her parents Joseph and Laurene Jane Collins. She was shown as Betty N. Collins, age 2, born in Kansas.2
     She married Arthur Wesley Prouty on 24 December 1948.3,4
     Betty died on 24 July 1989 in Malheur County, Oregon, at age 61.5


  1. [S339] Joseph Collins-Laurene Jane Smalley, family group sheet.
  2. [S1108] 1930, U.S. Census, Population Schedule,Seward County, Kansas, Liberal, Ward one, Enumeration District 88-2, Sheet 14 B, Dwelling 235, Family 399.
  3. [S562] Oregon Marriage Index, online at,Betty Collins and Arthu Proutz, Deschutes County, 24 Dec 1949, accessed 27 Dec 2011. believe that the groom's name has been transcribed incorrectly.
  4. [S339] Joseph Collins-Laurene Jane Smalley, family group sheet, gives date as 25 Dec 1949.
  5. [S267] Oregon Death Index, online,Prouty, Betty Naomi certificate 89-14488.