Birth Name: Betty Lynn Buckley
Place of Birth: Big Spring, Texas, United States
Date of Birth: July 3, 1947
Ethnicity: Irish, English, small amounts of Welsh and German
Betty Buckley is an American actress and singer.
Betty is the daughter of Betty Bob (Diltz), a dancer and journalist, and Ernest Lynn Buckley, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and former dean of engineering at South Dakota State University.
Betty’s paternal grandparents were Norman Claude Buckley and Eva Myrtle Smith (the daughter of Andrew Leroy Smith and Elmira Howe). Norman was born in South Dakota, to Irish parents. Andrew was the son of Charles Smith. Elmira was the daughter of Freeman D. Howe and Malinda Ridenour.
Betty’s maternal grandparents were Clinton Sawyer “Chas” Diltz (the son of Clinton Sawyer Diltz and Rosa/Rose Lee Rogers) and Mary C. Betty’s great-grandfather Clinton was the son of Chauncey Jerome Diltz and Frances Ann Perry. Rosa was the daughter of David Russell Rogers and Harriett Rosannah Russell.
Sources: Genealogy of Betty Buckley (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Betty’s paternal grandfather, Norman Claude Buckley, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Betty’s paternal grandmother, Eva Myrtle Smith (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://findagrave.com
Genealogy of Betty’s maternal grandfather, Clinton Sawyer Diltz – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Betty’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, David Russell Rogers – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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