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Alva Wyse Betts
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1873
Vinton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1944
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Son of Christian & Elizabeth (Ankrom) Betts. Husband of Mary Ryan, m. Jul 29, 1893, Stark County.


March 1944
Princeville Telephone
Alva Wyse Betts


Alva Betts, 69, esteemed resident of the Princeville community, passed away Sunday at his home here.
Funeral services were held yesterday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church here and interment was in the St. Mary's cemetery.

Alva Wyse Betts, son of Christor and Elizabeth Ancron Betts, was born in McArthur, Ohio, March 29, 1874. At the age of nine he went with his parent to Wyoming, ILL. He spent his entire life in the vicinity of Princeville.

He worked for the Sante Fe railroad 48 years, retiring Aug. 1, 1942.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Ryan and seven children, Mrs. Lillian Speers, Princeville, Mrs. Roy Westerfer, Speer, Wm. Betts, Stronghurst, Mrs. Dewey Hammer Princeville, Mrs. Charles Varner of Rockford, Mrs. Harry Lewis of Dubuque and Clement Betts of Dunlap, Ann Lucille preceded him in death. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.
Family links: 
  Christian Betts (1842 - 1912)
  Mary Jane Ryan Betts (1869 - 1959)
  Lillian M Betts Speers Dancer (1893 - 1980)*
  Nellie Elizabeth Betts Westefer (1896 - 1974)*
  William C. Betts (1896 - 1978)*
  Mary Irene Betts Hammer (1897 - 1983)*
  Anna Lucille Betts (1902 - 1912)*
  Clement Alva Betts (1905 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetery
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Nov 15, 2008
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Alva Wyse Betts
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