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Mary Catherine Collins Betts
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Birth: Sep., 1842, Ireland
Death: May 5, 1929
Big Stone County
Minnesota, USA

BORN IRE, a dau of John Collins--Mary___; she wed Peter on 2 Jul 1858 [PER Scott Cnty MN]-he died; she then wed Orin on 17 Feb 1866[PER Scott Cnty MN]

MN--Clinton Advocate....09 May 1929
CATHERINE BETTS: Barry; one of the oldest settlers of this community died Sun{5/5}, due to old age. "Grandma Betts" as she was familiarly known, was born in Ireland but came to the United States when she was a young child; she & her parents, Mr&Mrs John Cullens, lived at StLouisMO. When she was 10yrs old she came to CedarLake MN & it was there she was married to OrrinL Betts in 1867. In 1880 the deceased & her family moved to a farm near Barry where she lived until 1914, when she moved to the Village of Barry. For some time she has been an invalid.
MrsBetts was the mother of 14 children, 5 of whom: Ora, Lewis, Sherman, Anna & Maria have preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 sons & 4 daus: William, John & Leonard-all Barry; AB-Clinton; & Pete whose present address is not known; MrsMary Clifford, Mrs John Sullivan, MrsJohn Mullin & MrsJohn Higgins-all Barry. MrsBetts was living with her youngest dau-MrsHiggins at the time of her death. She is also survived by 62 grandchil-dren & 34 gr grandchildren.
The pallbearers were Charles Keeler, James Fermoyle, Brian Ruddy, John Kennedey, JP Byrnes & J Lyttleton.
Services were held Tuesday [5-07] from StBarnabas Church in Barry, RevMCasey officiating. {Interment in StMarys Cem}
Family links: 
  Peter B Betts (1840 - 1864)
  Orin Leonard Betts (1842 - 1923)
  Elizabeth Irene Betts Sullivan (1859 - 1941)*
  Peter B Betts (1862 - 1946)*
  Ora Catherine Betts (1863 - ____)*
  Mary Betts Clifford (1867 - 1942)*
  Louis J Betts (1868 - 1928)*
  William Joseph Betts (1869 - 1945)*
  Anna Louise Betts (1872 - 1895)*
  Abram B Betts (1873 - 1951)*
  Sherman Betts (1875 - 1907)*
  John Betts (1876 - 1946)*
  Sarah Gertrude Betts Mullin (1878 - 1953)*
  Maria M Betts (1880 - 1895)*
  Orrin Leonard Betts (1883 - 1945)*
  Catherine Betts Higgins (1884 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary Cemetery
Big Stone County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54605207
Mary Catherine <i>Collins</i> Betts
Added by: Roger Strand
Mary Catherine <i>Collins</i> Betts
Added by: Roger Strand
Mary Catherine <i>Collins</i> Betts
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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. 8, 2012

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