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Sylvester Betts
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Birth: 1863
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1896
Burlington
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA

IA--Daily Gate City....09 Oct 1896
SYLVESTER BETTS: Keokuk acquaintances will be pained to learn of the death of Sylvester Betts which occurred at the home of his bro: Benjamin Betts in Burlington last eve. He was visiting in Burlington & was attacked by facial erysinelas last Sunday, the disease made rapid progress until it resulted in death. MrBetts was about 36yrs old & was formerly engaged in the horse business in this city, going to Muscatine abt a year ago. He was a member of the IA Legion Of Honor. He is survived by his wife who was MissBertha Hennemann whom he married about 8yrs ago & 4 children: Hazel, Emmet, Rupert & Allen were born. He is also survived by his parents Mr&Mrs Matthew Betts of this city & his bros: Eli-Keokuk; Benjamin-Burlington & CM. The remains will be brought to Keokuk this afternoon on K Line Train. MrsHennemann & sons: Albert & Wm were in Burlington yesterday, called there by his illness.

MORE INFO----IA-Burlington News 10/9:
The sad death of MrBetts occurred last eve at the home of his bro: Ben Betts. The deceased was 33yrs old & was sick only a few days, but nothing serious was thought of it until yester-day, when he became very low & from that time on sank rapidly until his death a few hours later. He is survived by a wife & 4 child-ren who reside in Keokuk, where the remains will be taken this afternoon for burial. {Interment at Oakland Cem}
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mathias W Betts (1837 - 1911)
  Margaret Brown Betts (1840 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha L Henneman Betts (1863 - 1916)
 
 Children:
  Hazel Adeline Betts Pearson (1888 - 1961)*
  James Emmet Betts (1892 - 1968)*
  Rupert Hughes Betts (1894 - 1967)*
  Allen Benjamin Betts (1896 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin L Betts (1860 - 1940)*
  Sylvester Betts (1863 - 1896)
  Jane Jenny Betts (1864 - 1881)*
  George Franklin Betz (1876 - 1940)*
  Mary Brown Betts (1883 - 1957)**
  Charles William Betts (1884 - 1967)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Keokuk
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 3-081
 
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Jun 15, 2010
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MOST ALL desire--A Forget me not! We should remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of CrawfordCnty PA as the father of this large family group. Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Sep. 22, 2012
 
 
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