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James Wygant Betts
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1839
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 10, 1927
King County
Washington, USA

IA--The Cambridge Leader....26 May 1927
JAMES W BETTS: 87, son of Jeremiah & Eliza-beth Betts was born in MercerCnty PA in Jul 1839. After several months of serious illness, he departed this life May 10th at RedondoWA-a beach resort near Seattle. He was the first born of the family & was always respectful to his parents. In 1857 they emigrated to IA, settling in the central part. At the call of his country during the Rebellion, he enlisted in the 23rd IA Vol INF. After the war, he settled in the vicinity of Cambridge, where he spent most of the active years of his life. His occupation was farming, he was esteemed by his acquaintances as a deserving citizen. At the time of his death he owned some of the best property in Cambridge.
He is survived by his wife whom he married about 3yrs ago in WA, where she will continue to make her home, also 1 sis: MrsDavid Sharp-D'Moines & the following children all remain: IdaM Hurd & Winifred Thornton-both of Ankeny; Albert-Grimes; Walter-ValleyJunction; Jerry-D'Moines & Adelbert-Carroll. There are 27 grandchildren & several gr grandchildren.
His associations in life were well represented at the last service. The few surviving GAR Veterans attended, tho their organization here was dropped because they are too few in number to hold a charter. The IOOF whom he was long affiliated with attended in uniform. He was the oldest member of the United Brethern Church where the funeral was held, tho not for the longest term of years, the pastor RevDE Myers officiating. The American Legion attended in military uniform & fired a salute at the grave.
The 4 sons & 2 grandsons, Gerald & Gaylord; acted as pallbearers. An impressive sight & tribute for an appreciated parent. Burial was made in the family lot at WhiteOak Cem.
Family links: 
  Jeremiah J Betts (1818 - 1898)
  Elizabeth Ann Flaugh Betts (1823 - 1901)
  Hannah Catherine Moore Hall (1846 - 1908)
  Elizabeth Ann Young Betts (1849 - 1904)
  Arintha Anne Maynes Betts (1853 - 1923)
  Charles Eugene Betts (1862 - 1926)*
  Ida May Betts Hurd (1864 - 1941)*
  Albert Henry Betts (1868 - 1959)*
  Jerry Tiffin Betts (1872 - 1961)*
  Franklin J Betts (1875 - 1880)*
  Laura Alice Betts Jenkins (1877 - ____)*
  Walter W Betts (1878 - 1948)*
  Ethel Betts Smith (1881 - 1920)*
  Herbert Ernest Betts (1883 - 1895)*
  Winifred E Betts Thornton (1885 - 1980)*
  Adelbert Mollie Betts (1890 - 1959)*
  Birdie D Betts (1892 - ____)*
  James Wygant Betts (1839 - 1927)
  Shepherd William Betts (1840 - 1919)*
  Mathias Betts (1842 - 1842)*
  Lestine Mary Betts Lacey (1843 - 1916)*
  Hannah Elizabeth Betts Sharp (1845 - 1936)*
  Martin Christian Betts (1848 - 1911)*
  Hezekiah Decatur Betts (1850 - 1863)*
  Baby Boy Betts (1851 - 1851)*
  Jeremiah L Betts (1852 - 1921)*
  Adda Betts (1860 - 1860)*
  Abby Betts (1860 - 1860)*
  Hermie C Betts (1863 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
White Oak Cemetery
White Oak
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: B6:6
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51180145
James Wygant Betts
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James Wygant Betts
Added by: Pat Kiser
James Wygant 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. 28, 2012
From distant cousin Dianna; A wife, mom, sis, dau & niece of US VETS. THANK YOU for serving our country in---Civil War--IA 23rd Vol INF
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011

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