|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1839|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1909|
OBITUARY from Baltimore Sun Tuesday October 26, 1909
WILLIAM M. BETTS
Mr. William M. Betts died Saturday night at his home, 516 Saratoga Street, from Bright's disease. He was employed for more that 40 years at the Baltimore and Ohio machine Shops at Mount Clare, but retired for more than three years ago because of ill health. He was a son of Capt. William and Anne (Fitnam) Betts of Norfolk, Va. where her was born.
Mr. Betts served from April 1861, to the end of the Civil War, in the Confederate Army with the United Artillery Fire Company, of Norfolk, of which he was a member. The battery was engaged in the defense of Richmond and in garrison duty ar a fort on Drewry's Bluff. After the fall of Richmond he was imprisoned by the Federal authorities for more that six months in Libbey Prison and at Newport News. Soon after his relief he came to Baltimore. He was a regular attendant at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Cathedral. He was a member of the Baltimore and Ohio Relief Association and a conclave of the Improved Order of the Heptasophs.
Besides his widow, who was Miss Sarah Jane Dougherty, and a daughter he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Kavanaugh (Sarah Ann) , and Mrs. Jere L. Boyd, (Margaret) who live in this city.
BETTS - On October 23, 1909, William Maxwell, the beloved husband of Sarah Dougherty Betts, at his home, 516 West Saratoga street.
The funeral will take place at the residence of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Dougherty, 309 North Greene street, of which due notice will be given.
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