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Houston Betts
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1866
Leon County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1935
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA

Parents: Elbert Green Betts and Emily Margaret Houston.
Obit for Houston Betts:
Houston Betts, 69 years of age, a former peace officer and until recently justice of the peace of precinct number one, died at his home in this city at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning, following a lingering illness which had forced him to confinement for the past several months.
Funeral services were held at the residence of the deceased Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev. F. D. Dawson, pastor of the first Methodist church of this city, officiating. Interment followed in Crockett cemetery.
Mr. Betts, a kindly and generous man, always fair in his dealings, was possessed of a large host of friends not only in Crockett and Houston county but in Leon county, where he was born, as well. He served as constable for four years here and later became justice of the peace, a position which he held for five consecutive years. He recently resigned the latter office because of his failing health.
The deceased was a relative of General Sam Houston, famous Texas hero, from whom he received his name. He was born in Leon County on September 15, 1866 and lived there until 1909, at which time he moved to Crockett, where he had lived continuously for the past twenty-six years.
He was a member of the Methodist church, having united with that denomination on May 5, 1911, and being received by Rev. George W. Davis. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and that order had charge of the services at the graveside.
Surviving the deceased are the widow, Mrs. Minnie Betts, of this city; three sons, Carl of Guy's Store, Leon county; Elbert of Vernon, and Frank of Los Angeles, California; one brother, J. F. Betts of Meridian, Mississippi; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Ratzburg of Mt. Clair, New Jersey, and Mrs. John Rumbley of Drewry, Alabama.
Active pallbearers were W. H. Long, Leonard Arnold, Jim Hazlett, F. M. Boone, John A. Long, P. D. Austin, T. W. Goolsbee and H. A. Sims.

Thanks for your help.
Bill Boyd

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elbert Green Betts (1821 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Minnie Smith Betts (1874 - 1966)*
 
 Children:
  Carl Houston Betts (1891 - 1970)*
  Elbert Smith Betts (1895 - 1976)*
  Frank Sidney Betts (1897 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Betts (1856 - 1918)*
  Martha Betts Demanade (1861 - 1911)*
  Willie Betts Ratzburg (1864 - 1967)*
  Houston Betts (1866 - 1935)
  Annie Boardman Rumbley (1872 - 1938)*
  Jacob Franklin Betts (1872 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mason
 
Burial:
Evergreen Memorial Park
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol Hoch was Johnson
Originally Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: Jul 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9167656
Houston Betts
Added by: Bill Boyd
 
Houston Betts
Added by: Bill Boyd
 
 
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- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Apr. 6, 2016

- Carol Hoch was Johnson
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
May songs of the angels welcome you and guide you along your way. May the smiles of the martyrs greet your own as darkness turns into day. Every fear will be undone and death will be no more as songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.
- Carol Hoch was Johnson
 Added: Feb. 15, 2011
 
 
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