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Belva L McGinnis Bates Getty
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Birth: 1884
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 7, 1943
Oil City
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA

OBIT---PA--Oil City Derrick...07 May 1943
The body of Belva Lockwood Getty, wife of Oliver J Getty, was recovered from the Allegheny River about 10:30 a.m. Thursday at a point near Brandon, ending the mystery of her disappearance from here sometime during the previous night. First indication that something was amiss came to the attention of the Oil City police late Thursday morning when the family notified the department that she was missing and that a note, indicating she was planning to take her life, was found. Captain I. L. Joslin of the city department, said that Mr. Getty, who works nights in the North Side business section, had returned home in the morning to discover the lights burning and his wife missing. When he found the note written by his wife, he called her daughters from Erie. When they arrived, the matter was placed in the hands of the police.
Mrs Getty was born in Emlenton on 7 Oct 1884, a dau of Simon & Laura Middleton McGinnis. She had been a resident of Oil City since about 1902 & was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, 3 daus: Mrs RJ Ecke-Erie, Mrs LE Flahavin-Erie & MrsGertrude Henson-OilCity [she had 2 daus]; 2 sisters: Mrs Neva Hawlston-Cleveland OH & Mrs James Burrett-Pittsburgh; a bro: Harry McGinnis-Pittsburgh; & 3 grandchildren.

PA--Oil City Derrick...08 May 1943
A funeral service for Mrs Oliver J Getty will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today at the Osenider Memorial Chapel with Dr Dwight R Gutherie, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Family links: 
  David Bolton Bates (1884 - 1930)*
  Helen Elizabeth Bates Ecke (1905 - 1985)*
  Gertrude L Bates Flahavin (1907 - 1972)*
  Baby Boy Bates (1909 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Grove Hill Cemetery
Oil City
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53106898
Belva L <i>McGinnis</i> Bates Getty
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MOST ALL desire-To forget me not! Please remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of Crawford Cnty PA as the father of this large family group (.. you.. thru his son-Elias). Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014

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