|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1861|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1940|
Julia Eleanor Sappington Betts was the eldest child of John Fowler Sappington and Mary Adeline Brown.
from Porterville (CA) Recorder,
Thursday, October 10, 1940 - Front Page
MRS. G.W. BETTS PASSES AWAY AT POPLAR HOME
Death, coming quietly and peacefully, following two years of intense suffering which she endured with christian fortitude, claimed Mrs. Julia E. Betts, wife of G.W. Betts of the Poplar district, yesterday afternoon. She was a native daughter of California, and a pioneer of Tulare county.
Mrs. Betts was born in Solano county, Calif., August 3, 1861, and spent her early girlhood days there.
Julia E. Sappington was married to G.W. Betts in Lone Pine, Inyo county, Jan. 29, 1879. They left Lone Pine in 1883, and after a short sojourn in Portland, Oregon, moved to Tulare city in 1884.
Mrs. Betts with her husband had many interesting experiences pioneering the old Tulare lake region. It was a common experience to be forced from one's home in what is now the prosperous Corcoran region by the high waters of the lake. They witnessed the building up of Corcoran junction, living one mile east of the depot at the time the railroad was built.
In 1906 they moved into the Poplar district where they were making their home at the time of Mrs. Betts' death.
As long as health permitted, Mrs. Betts took an active part in christian and community work.
January 29 last Mr. and Mrs. Betts quietly observed their 61st wedding anniversary.
Besides the husband the following children survive:
Mrs. Grace Clark, Mrs. Catherine Cloer, Mrs. Ada Harris and Frank Betts, all of Porterville; Mrs. Ora Rea of Hanford, and Oscar E. Betts of San Juan Bautista; one sister, Mrs. Magdalene Wilcox of Tulare; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
John Fowler Sappington (1836 - 1888)
Gottlieb Washington Betts (1854 - 1944)
Grace Adeline Betts Clark (1880 - 1982)*
Catherine Inez Betts Cloer (1892 - 1991)*
Frank L. Betts (1897 - 1941)*
Ada Ruth Betts Harris Schaaf (1905 - 1989)*
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Record added: Oct 20, 2007
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