Donald Otto Best1

M, b. 20 February 1934, d. 17 April 2003
     Donald Otto Best was born on 20 February 1934 at Urichsville, Tuscarawas Co., OH.1 He was the son of Otto L. Best and Velma A. Starkey.1 Donald Otto Best died on 17 April 2003 at Apple Valley, San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 69.
Note: Married, three children.

Citations

  1. [S2793] 1940 Federal Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3160.

Eileen Best1

F, b. circa 1922
     Eileen Best was born circa 1922 at Tuscarawas Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Floyd Leroy Best and Eva Lena Burdette.1

Citations

  1. [S2792] 1930 Federal Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1886; FHL #2341620.

Ernest Best

M, b. 14 April 1920, d. 9 June 1920
     Ernest Best was born on 14 April 1920 at Urichsville, Tuscarawas Co., OH. He was the son of Floyd Leroy Best and Eva Lena Burdette. Ernest Best died on 9 June 1920 at Urichsville, Tuscarawas Co., OH.

Floyd Leroy Best1

M, b. 21 July 1892, d. 24 August 1981
     Floyd Leroy Best was born on 21 July 1892 at Lorain Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jesse Marion Best and Alma I. Wardell.1 Floyd Leroy Best married Eva Lena Burdette, daughter of Jasper Burdette and Eliza Jane Bragg. Floyd Leroy Best died on 24 August 1981 at Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL, at age 89.

Children of Floyd Leroy Best and Eva Lena Burdette

Citations

  1. [S977] 1900 Federal Census, Lorain County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1295; FHL #1241295.
  2. [S2792] 1930 Federal Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1886; FHL #2341620.

Iona Eliza Best1

F, b. 19 April 1917, d. 27 July 1995
     Iona Eliza Best was born on 19 April 1917 at Tuscarawas Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Floyd Leroy Best and Eva Lena Burdette.1 Iona Eliza Best married Jack Wilbert Craig, son of Robert H. Craig and Nancy E. (?), on 14 January 1935 at Brooke Co., WV. Iona Eliza Best died on 27 July 1995 at Tuscarawas Co., OH, at age 78.

Child of Iona Eliza Best and Jack Wilbert Craig

Citations

  1. [S2792] 1930 Federal Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1886; FHL #2341620.
  2. [S2793] 1940 Federal Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3160.

Isaac Best1

M, b. 27 February 1797, d. 16 June 1855
     Isaac Best was born on 27 February 1797 at Virginia.1 He married Jane Jackson on 19 September 1819 at Greene Co., OH. Isaac Best lived in 1850 at Wabash Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN.1 He died on 16 June 1855 at Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 58.
Note: Information from JeReese(3) genealogy prepared by John Reese, online at ancestry.com.

Child of Isaac Best and Jane Jackson

Citations

  1. [S2816] 1850 Federal Census, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 175.

Jesse Marion Best1

M, b. 9 April 1869, d. 17 March 1942
     Jesse Marion Best was born on 9 April 1869 at Tuscarawas Co., OH.1 He married Alma I. Wardell on 10 January 1892 at Tuscarawas Co., OH. Occupation: Railroad conductor in 1900 at Lorain, Lorain Co., OH.1 Jesse Marion Best died on 17 March 1942 at Urichsville, Tuscarawas Co., OH, at age 72.
Note: Some information from Lau Family Tree genealogy prepared by talau1, online at ancestry.com.

Child of Jesse Marion Best and Alma I. Wardell

Citations

  1. [S977] 1900 Federal Census, Lorain County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1295; FHL #1241295.

Johann Wilhelm Best

M, b. 30 November 1713, d. 24 November 1762
     Johann Wilhelm Best was born on 30 November 1713 at Palatinate or Switzerland. He married Anna Susanna Schaeffer in 1732 at Pfungstadt (probably), Hessen Darmstadt, Germany. Johann Wilhelm Best died on 24 November 1762 at Lehigh Twp., Northampton Co., PA, at age 48.

Children of Johann Wilhelm Best and Anna Susanna Schaeffer

Maria Barbara Best

F, b. 1754, d. 3 March 1831
     Maria Barbara Best was born in 1754 at Lehigh, Northampton Co., PA. She was the daughter of Johann Wilhelm Best and Anna Susanna Schaeffer. Maria Barbara Best married Friedrich Kleppinger, son of Johann Georg Klöppinger and Anna Margretha Schreiner, in 1772 at Zion Church, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA. Maria Barbara Best died on 3 March 1831 at Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA.

Children of Maria Barbara Best and Friedrich Kleppinger

Otto L. Best1

M, b. 20 December 1911, d. 4 April 1997
     Otto L. Best was born on 20 December 1911 at Urichsville, Tuscarawas Co., OH.1 He was the son of Floyd Leroy Best and Eva Lena Burdette.1 Otto L. Best married Velma A. Starkey, daughter of Andrew Peter Starkey and Elizabeth May Gibson, circa 1932. Otto L. Best lived in April 1940 at Maple Street, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., OH.2 He died on 4 April 1997 at Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA, at age 85.

Child of Otto L. Best and Velma A. Starkey

Citations

  1. [S2792] 1930 Federal Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1886; FHL #2341620.
  2. [S2793] 1940 Federal Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3160.

Straud Albert Best1

M, b. circa 1883
     Straud Albert Best was born circa 1883 at Indiana.1 He married Dora A. Purkhiser, daughter of William Jasper Purkhiser and Sarah A. Jacobs, on 11 November 1908 at Floyd Co., IN. Straud Albert Best and Dora A. Purkhiser were divorced after April 1910.

Citations

  1. [S2106] 1910 Federal Census, Floyd County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 349; FHL #1374362.

Susannah Best

F
     Susannah Best married Daniel Wiseman.

Child of Susannah Best and Daniel Wiseman

Irene M. Bestner

F, b. 23 April 1898, d. 8 January 1984
     Irene M. Bestner was born on 23 April 1898. She married Howard A. Saum, son of Jacob Clement Saum and Amanda Rosella Lucas. Irene M. Bestner died on 8 January 1984 at age 85.

Children of Irene M. Bestner and Howard A. Saum

Emma L. Bestor

F
     Emma L. Bestor married William Bell Tallman, son of Thomas Bell Tallman and Frances Ann Gillespie, on 28 December 1875.

Child of Emma L. Bestor and William Bell Tallman

Ellen Rose Betebenner

F, b. 22 May 1842, d. 9 January 1911
     Ellen Rose Betebenner was born on 22 May 1842 at Maryland.1 She married Abner Newcomer on 3 December 1863 at Ogle Co., IL. Ellen Rose Betebenner died on 9 January 1911 at age 68. She was buried in January 1911 at Fairmount Cemetery, Polo, Ogle Co., IL, Findagrave #88234423.

Child of Ellen Rose Betebenner and Abner Newcomer

Citations

  1. [S520] 1870 Federal Census, Ogle County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 265; FHL #545764.

Sarah Palmira Bethell

F, b. 2 February 1836, d. 8 September 1906
     Sarah Palmira Bethell was born on 2 February 1836 at Dekalb Co., TN. She married Samuel Cunningham Duncan, son of Joseph Duncan and Molly Allison, on 8 September 1870 at Dekalb Co., TN. Sarah Palmira Bethell died on 8 September 1906 at Dekalb Co., TN, at age 70.

Dale Bettenner1

M, b. 26 August 1877
     Dale Bettenner was born on 26 August 1877 at Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL.1 He was the son of John Bettenner and Virginia E. Mumma.1 Dale Bettenner lived in 1926 at Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 465.

J. Ollie Bettenner1

M, b. 22 November 1880
     J. Ollie Bettenner was born on 22 November 1880 at Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL.1 He was the son of John Bettenner and Virginia E. Mumma.1 J. Ollie Bettenner lived in 1926 at Elbert, Elbert Co., CO.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 465.

John Bettenner1

M, b. 21 March 1845, d. 16 February 1921
     John Bettenner was born on 21 March 1845.1 He was the son of Samuel Bettenner and Rebecca (?)1 John Bettenner married Virginia E. Mumma, daughter of Jacob H. Mumma and Ann Mary Miller, on 18 February 1873, Ceremony by Rev. L. L. Lipe.1 John Bettenner died on 16 February 1921 at Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL, at age 75.1

Children of John Bettenner and Virginia E. Mumma

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 465.

Samuel Bettenner1

M
     Samuel Bettenner married Rebecca (?).1

Child of Samuel Bettenner and Rebecca (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 465.

Albert Bettis

M
     Albert Bettis married Frances Elizabeth Fulton.

Child of Albert Bettis and Frances Elizabeth Fulton

Charles Elza Bettis

M
     Charles Elza Bettis was also known as "Buck". He married Carlena Caroline Couchman.

Child of Charles Elza Bettis and Carlena Caroline Couchman

Clora May Bettis

F, b. 14 June 1894, d. 15 February 1958
     Clora May Bettis was born on 14 June 1894 at Sewal, Wayne Co., IA. She was the daughter of Charles Elza Bettis and Carlena Caroline Couchman. Clora May Bettis married Edgar Lewis Phillips, son of Thomas Jefferson Phillips Jr. and Martha Emmaline Hayworth, on 13 January 1914 at Corydon, Wayne Co., IA. Clora May Bettis died on 15 February 1958 at Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA, at age 63.

Children of Clora May Bettis and Edgar Lewis Phillips

Daniel Edmund Bettis

M
     Daniel Edmund Bettis married Ida Mayer Richardson.

Child of Daniel Edmund Bettis and Ida Mayer Richardson

Daniel Robert Bettis

M, b. November 1873
     Daniel Robert Bettis was born in November 1873 at Iowa. He married Clara June Housely circa 1898.

Child of Daniel Robert Bettis and Clara June Housely

Elva Inez Bettis

F, b. 3 April 1902, d. June 1986
     Elva Inez Bettis was born on 3 April 1902 at Wayne Co., IA. She was the daughter of Daniel Robert Bettis and Clara June Housely. Elva Inez Bettis married Leo Delbert Belvel, son of James Henry Belvel and Maud Mae McLaughlin, on 30 October 1921. Elva Inez Bettis died in June 1986 at age 84. She was buried in June 1986 at Allerton Cemetery, Wayne Co., IA.

Harley Edward Bettis

M, b. 12 November 1888, d. 29 October 1958
     Harley Edward Bettis was born on 12 November 1888 at Iowa. He was the son of Daniel Edmund Bettis and Ida Mayer Richardson. Harley Edward Bettis began military service on 5 June 1917 WW I draft registration. He married Metta Marie Belvel, daughter of David Tullis Belvel and Milla Ann McLaughlin, on 12 March 1921. Harley Edward Bettis died on 29 October 1958 at Corydon, Wayne Co., IA, at age 69. He was buried in November 1958 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, Wayne Co., IA.
Note: Harley was first married to Wanda Reba Barr, and had two children with her. Wanda died before he remarried to Metta Belvel.

Children of Harley Edward Bettis and Metta Marie Belvel

John Randolph Bettis

M, b. 20 August 1917, d. 1 February 2011
     John Randolph Bettis was born on 20 August 1917 at Greenville, SC. He was the son of Zebulon Vance Bettis and Alice Williams Reamey. John Randolph Bettis married Louise Murray Cauthen, daughter of Wallace Jackson Cauthen and Mary Eliza Murray, on 17 June 1941 at Rowesville, SC. John Randolph Bettis began military service WW II service, U.S. Army, Captain. Participated in the D-Day invasion of Normany, and also the Battle of the Bulge. He died on 1 February 2011 at Orangeburg, Orangeburg Co., SC, at age 93

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

John Randolph Bettis ORANGEBURG - John Randolph Bettis died peacefully at home at The Oaks on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. He was born in Greenville, SC on August 20, 1917, to Zeb Vance Bettis and Alice Reamey Bettis.

He attended Furman University and transferred to Clemson College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. In June of 1941, he married Louise Murray Cauthen, and they moved to Charleston where he began work as an engineer for the Charleston Water Works. Shortly after beginning work, he had to report for duty as an Army officer where he served with the 1st Army. He went in on D-Day via Omaha Beach, and he was also in the Battle of the Bulge. After World War II he served in the Army Reserves and retired in 1964. In 1945 John and Louise returned to Charleston.

He worked for the Charleston Water Works for 45 years and retired as General Manager and Chief Engineer. Mr. Bettis served as a national director of the American Water Works Association and as president of the Southeastern section of AWWA.

He received the Fuller Award and the Wiedeman Award, the two highest awards given by AWWA, and was recognized for 50 years of service to that organization. Mr. Bettis was a director of the Water Pollution Control Board and served as president of the state association.

He was on the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Charleston for 45 years and served as president. He was a member of the South Carolina Society and a member and past president of the St. Andrews Society of Charleston.

He was a longtime member and past president of the Charleston Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris award. For 60 years Mr. Bettis was a member of Asbury Memorial Methodist Church, now Asbury-St. James, where he served in most of the offices and activities of his church.

In 2001 John and Louise moved to The Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg, SC where they made many new friends and kept in touch with old friends. Louise, his wife of 69 and a half years, died on January 16, 2011. Their son, John Randolph Bettis, Jr., died in 1999, and John was also predeceased by his brother, Vance Reamey Bettis.

He is survived by three children, Anne, Vance, and Susan; daughters-in-law Linda Bettis and Gena Bettis; son-in-law Nick Fairhurst; seven grandchildren, Rachel Bettis, Libby Compton, Andrew Bettis, Zeb Compton, Sadie Bettis, Margaret Fairhurst, and Thomas Fairhurst; sisters-in-law Sara Shelley, Margaret Corvette, Edith Cauthen, and Lucy Bettis; brother-in-law Rutledge Corvette; 16 nieces and nephews. The family wants to thank his loving caregivers: Emma Hart, Joan Sanders, Nancy Sanders, Ella Shuler, Cynthia Ritter, and Barbara Summers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Guardian Angel Fund at The Oaks, Box 9005, Orangeburg, SC 29116 or to the Salvation Army. There will be a Memorial Service at the chapel at The Oaks on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 3 p.m.

Interment will be at Beaufort National Cemetery at a later date.

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on February 3, 2011.

He was buried in 2011 at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC, Findagrave #65074480.

Child of John Randolph Bettis and Louise Murray Cauthen

John Randolph Bettis Jr.

M, b. 19 August 1946, d. 23 July 1999
     John Randolph Bettis Jr. was born on 19 August 1946 at Charleston, SC. He was the son of John Randolph Bettis and Louise Murray Cauthen. John Randolph Bettis Jr. began military service Vietnam War service, U.S. Army, Captain. He died on 23 July 1999 at Mooresville, SC, at age 52. He was buried in July 1999 at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC, Findagrave.com #120685047.

Sherrell Lee Bettis

M, b. 13 August 1931, d. 23 January 1997
     Sherrell Lee Bettis was born on 13 August 1931. He was the son of Harley Edward Bettis and Metta Marie Belvel. Sherrell Lee Bettis died on 23 January 1997 at age 65. He was buried in January 1997 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, Wayne Co., IA.