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John Henry Bettis
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1832
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1909
Mercer County
Missouri, USA


John H. Bettis, seventy six years of age, died at his home in this
last Sunday night after a lingering illness with kidney and lung
He had been ailing for more than a year but was confined to
his bed only eleven
days when released from great pain and suffering by

Funeral services
were held at the home yesterday, conducted by Rev. S.
Carothers, pastor of the
M.E. Church, after which the remains were
placed on board the east bound
afternoon train and taken to Clio, Iowa
where internment was made in the Greer
cemetery, beside kindred dust.

John H. Bettis was born in Louisburg, Mason
county, Kentucky, Oct 20,
1832 and died Apr 13, 1909, aged 76 years, 5 months,
and 22 days. He
removed from Kentucky about fifty years ago and located in
Iowa. He
came to Missouri six years ago and secured a home in Princeton where
remained until his death. He was the father of thirteen children by
first marriage, ten of whom survive him. In the year, 1893, Nov 23,
was married to Mrs. J. A. Ross, who survives him. She was the mother
eight children by her first marriage, four are living. No children
born in their last wedlock. All their children are married and
families of their own. In early life he was converted and joined
Methodist church. In these latter years he had connected himself with
Christian Union Church in which communion he remained until death.
He lived a
devoted Christian life and his voice was often heard in
earnest public prayer.
His brother, Lawson Bettis, who lives in Monroe
county, Iowa, the only
surviving member of his father's family was with
him the last few days and was
present at the funeral.

Cemetery is located in section 22 of Clinton Township. The cemetery is in poor
shape, many broken and worn stones. Rows do not run true, so anyone looking
should check nearby rows. Stones were copied South to North beginning in the S.
E. Corner.

Row 7. 3 BETTIS, J. H. Born Oct. 20, 1832

Died Apr. 13, 1909

Grave Stone Records of Wayne County, Iowa
Name: John H. Bettis
Birth Date: 1832
Death Date: 12 Apr
Family links: 
  Margaret J Shepherd Bettis (1835 - 1903)*
  Daniel Edward Bettis (1856 - 1932)*
  Henry Lincoln Bettis (1862 - 1953)*
  Winnie F. Bettis (1864 - 1955)*
  Elene F Bettis (1874 - 1874)*
  Mary A Bettis (1875 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Greer Cemetery
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
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Originally Created by: Joy Castello
Record added: May 17, 2007
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John Henry Bettis
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