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Grosso, Betty Zane Grey



  • Existence: 1912 - 2007

Biographical History

Betty Zane Grey Grosso (1912-2007) was the only daughter of Zane and Lina Elise Grey.

Elizabeth Zane Grey was born on April 22, 1912 in New York. She married photographer Robert W. (Bob) Carney in 1930. They accompanied Zane Grey on various expeditions, including to Idaho, Fiji, and Tahiti. They had two children together, Michele Zane and Carol Joan, before divorcing in 1939. She later married George D. Grosso on March 16, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. They too later divorced in April 1973.

Betty Zane Grey Grosso died on January 6, 2007 in Sonoma California.

Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women, 2005: p. 115 (Elizabeth Zane Grey; born April 22, 1912; New York)

Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women, 2005: p. 290 (Married photographer Bob Carney; 1930)

Ancestry, Feb. 13, 2014 (Two children together; Michele Zane and Carol Joan)

Ancestry, Feb. 13, 2014 (Robert W Carney)

Ancestry, Feb. 13, 2014 (Died January 6, 2007; Sonoma California)

Dolly and Zane Grey: Letters From a Marriage, 2008: p. 403 (Divorced Bob Carney; 1939)

Ancestry, Feb. 13, 2014 (Married George D. Grosso; March 16, 195; Los Angeles, California)

Ancestry, Feb. 13, 2014 (Divorced George D. Grosso; April 1973)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Betty Zane Grey Grosso photographs, approximately 1920-1980

Identifier: MSS 6081 Series 10 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Betty Zane Grey Grosso with her first husband, Bob Carney, and consists predominantly of pictures of her as a teenager and with horses. It also contains photographs of her in the ground of the Altadena, California home, her daughter, Michele, and grandchild dating from 1920 to 1980.

Dates: approximately 1920-1980

Romer and Betty Zane Grey correspondence to Zane Grey, approximately 1915-1930

 File — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197233647673], Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8316 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

This file contains letters from Betty Zane and Romer Grey to their father in New Zealand, dating from approximately 1915 to 1930. It also includes a letter from Zane Grey to his son Romer on Umpqua River stationery telling Romer that they may have to postpone a trip to South America, finances, and fishing.

Dates: approximately 1915-1930

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