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Perry Claude Betts
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Birth: Feb. 29, 1868
New Straitsville
Perry County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1912
Nelsonville
Athens County
Ohio, USA

Perry is the son of Roston Betts and Michel Baker. Married Dora B. Watkins on Oct. 18, 1892 in Athens County Ohio. They had two daughters, Michel Elaine Betts (b. 1899) and Martha Hellen Betts (b. 1902).

In the Nelsonville newspaper dated August 24, 1912, it states, "Perry Betts, 41, was almost instantly killed in mine No. 3 at Buchtel late yesterday afternoon. He leaves a wife and two children in this city. The accident occurred in the mine owned by the New York Coal company and leased by the Manhattan Coal Company.

"Betts and his 'buddy' had finished their day's work, and were coming out the east entry when the accident occurred. Just as they reached the door leading into the south entry, a rapidly moving motor bursted through the door and Betts was struck by a flying piece of the door. It is supposed that a bolt struck him in the head as there was a deep wound in his forehead, which caused death within a few seconds after the accident. Betts' companion escaped injury."

Occupation: Miner
Age: 44 years 5 months 24 days 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Roston Betts (1837 - 1899)
  Michel Baker Betts (1839 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Dora Belle Watkins Edwards (1874 - 1957)*
 
 Children:
  Elaine Michel Betts Lewis (1899 - 1972)*
  Helen Martha Betts Bolles (1901 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Roston E. Betts (1862 - 1883)*
  Perry Claude Betts (1868 - 1912)
  Fannie Clyde Betts Wallace (1875 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Nelsonville
Athens County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Jan Wallace Pronger
Originally Created by: Coleman
Record added: Jan 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47000346
Perry Claude Betts
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Perry Claude Betts
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 Added: Mar. 24, 2012
 
 
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