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Elizabeth Irene Betts Sullivan
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1859
Scott County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1941
Big Stone County
Minnesota, USA

MN--Graceville Enterprise...29 Jul 1941
ELIZABETH BETTS SULLIVAN-82:
Solomn high requiem mass was said at StBarnabas church in Barry Saturday for MrsElizabeth Sullivan, one of BigStone county's oldest pioneers & the widow of a Civil War veteran. Mrs Sullivan died at her home in ToquaTwp Thursday afternoon after a prolonged illness. A heart attack was the immediate cause of her death. The requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev Father JA Phelan-Barry assisted by the Rev Father Richard King-Clontarf & the Rev Father HenryJ Bryne-Franklin. The Rev Father PJ Shanahan-Beardsley was present in the sanctuary.
[Two para re music & pallbearers-all members of old pioneer families of Barry].

Elizabeth Betts Sullivan was born at Hutch-inson on 15 Jul 1859, dau of Catherine & Peter Betts. After her father's death in the CivilWar, she made her home with her grandparents in ScottCnty. At the age of 17 she was married to the late JohnL Sullivan, a Civil War veteran & member of CoK 105th Reg IL Vol Inf; he died 28 Nov 1932. They made their home at Cedar Lake until 1880, when they came to Browns Valley. They lived in the Valley a short time before taking up the homestead in BigStone Cnty on which the family has lived for the past half century.
To them were born 10 children, 8 of whom are still living; Peter, Mary, Anna, Ella, Vincent & Jerome-all of Barry, John-Winnipeg Manitoba & Kathryn (sp-William) Lefebvre-Minot ND. Besides these, her passsing is mourned by 9 grandchildren & 1 gr grandchild, by 3 sis: Mary Clifford-Minneapolis, Sarah Mullin-Graceville & Catherine Higgins-Barry & by 4 bros: AbramB-Clinton, Will, John & Leonard-Barry.
The oldest pioneer of Barry community, she celebrated her 82nd birthday Jul 15th. She was a charter member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, a member of StBarnabas Altar Soc & the degree of Honor. Not only was Mrs Sullivan a pioneer in point of time but also in farm activities, being one of the first to undertake gardening & poultry raising on a large scale. Her best loved hobby was the raising of flowers, of which she grew a great many every year. Although confined to her home the past several years, MrsSullivan had kept her interest in wolrd events & local affairs up to the day of her death. Her friends will always remember her as a most generous, kind & hospitable neighbor.
Attending the funeral from out-of-town were: Mr&Mrs Wm Lefebvre, Kathleen, Marion & LoisAnn of Minot; MrsMary Clifford-Minneapolis & her dau Alice-Montgomery; Mr&Mrs AB Betts & Dolores-Clinton; Mr&Mrs Johnn Mullin-Graceville; MrsWm Mullin-Ortonville; Mr&Mrs HurleyLee & Mrs Ed Lefebvre-Oronton; Miss Isabel McCallum-Billings MT; MrsGuy Brown, Mrs Frank Pickthorne & Miss Lucy VanTassell-BrownsValley & Mr&Mrs Dunleavy-Beardsley.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter B Betts (1840 - 1864)
  Mary Catherine Collins Betts (1842 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  John Lawrence Sullivan (1842 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Peter Sullivan (1879 - 1967)*
  Mary Catherine Sullivan (1883 - 1969)*
  Anna Elizabeth Sullivan (1886 - 1955)*
  Ella Marie Sullivan (1888 - 1968)*
  John J Sullivan (1891 - ____)*
  Vincent L Sullivan (1893 - 1965)*
  Kathryn W Sullivan LeFebvre (1895 - 1955)*
  William Jerome Sullivan (1898 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Irene Betts Sullivan (1859 - 1941)
  Peter B Betts (1862 - 1946)*
  Ora Catherine Betts (1863 - ____)*
  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
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Graceville Cemetery
Graceville
Big Stone County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Aug 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57286435
Elizabeth Irene <i>Betts</i> Sullivan
Added by: Marcia (MacRae) Solberg
 
 
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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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