Charles Elza Bettis

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     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

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     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.

Vance Reamey Bettis

M, b. 8 January 1920, d. 12 August 1992
     Vance Reamey Bettis was born on 8 January 1920 at Greenville, SC. He was the son of Zebulon Vance Bettis and Alice Williams Reamey. Vance Reamey Bettis married Lucy Eugenia Buckhiester on 6 June 1948 at Greenville, Greenville Co., SC. Vance Reamey Bettis died on 12 August 1992 at Lancaster Co., SC, at age 72. He was buried in August 1992 at Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, Greenville Co., SC.

Virgil Bettis

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Virgil Max Bettis

M, b. 2 October 1924, d. 28 May 2010
     Virgil Max Bettis was born on 2 October 1924 at Iowa. He was the son of Harley Edward Bettis and Metta Marie Belvel. Virgil Max Bettis died on 28 May 2010 at Cuyahoga Co., OH, at age 85 dates per SSDI, last residence Cleveland.

Willa J. Bettis

F, b. circa 1923
     Willa J. Bettis was born circa 1923 at Iowa. She was the daughter of Harley Edward Bettis and Metta Marie Belvel.

Zebulon Vance Bettis

M, b. 14 January 1879, d. 19 January 1942
     Zebulon Vance Bettis was born on 14 January 1879 at Cleveland Co., NC. He was the son of Albert Bettis and Frances Elizabeth Fulton. Zebulon Vance Bettis married Alice Williams Reamey, daughter of Henry Dupuy Reamey and Elsie Marian Gravely, on 15 December 1915 at Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC. Zebulon Vance Bettis died on 19 January 1942 at Spartanburg, SC, at age 63. He was buried in January 1942 at Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC.

Children of Zebulon Vance Bettis and Alice Williams Reamey

Alfred Farrell Betts1

M, b. 19 March 1916, d. 17 October 1992
     Alfred Farrell Betts was born on 19 March 1916 at Randolph Co., IN.1 He was the son of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Alfred Farrell Betts married Rozella June Lemon, daughter of Garland B. Lemon and Martha Mae Baldwin. Alfred Farrell Betts died on 17 October 1992 at age 76. He was buried in October 1992 at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, Findagrave #73848409.

Citations

  1. [S4507] 1920 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 464; FHL #1820464.

Catherine Betts

F, b. 22 August 1886, d. 19 June 1957
     Catherine Betts was born on 22 August 1886 at Missouri. She married John Everett Meeker. Catherine Betts died on 19 June 1957 at age 70.

Child of Catherine Betts and John Everett Meeker

Doris Eileen Betts

F, b. 4 March 1922, d. 3 December 2007
     Doris Eileen Betts was born on 4 March 1922 at Lynn, Randolph Co., IN. She was the daughter of Wilbert Herbert Betts and Rena V. Cox. Doris Eileen Betts began military service WW II service, U.S. Navy. She married John Henry Porch, son of Henry Porch and Lucy Jane Covey. Doris Eileen Betts died on 3 December 2007 at age 85. She was buried in December 2007 at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Little Yazoo, Yazoo Co., MS, Findagrave #91005238.

Elias W. Betts

M, b. 13 March 1838, d. 15 February 1919
     Elias W. Betts was born on 13 March 1838 at Sussex Co., DE. He married Susan Mendenhall on 29 May 1861 at Ridgeville, Randolph Co., IN. Elias W. Betts began military service Civil War service, Co. B, 6th Indiana Infantry, U.S. Army. He died on 15 February 1919 at Brown Co., IN, at age 80. He was buried in February 1919 at Duncan Cemetery, Nashville, Brown Co., IN, Findagrave #7343751.

Child of Elias W. Betts and Susan Mendenhall

Elsa Betts1

F, b. 15 November 1899, d. 30 December 1959
     Elsa Betts was also known as "Betty". She was born on 15 November 1899 at Randolph Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Elsa Betts married Russell Hartzler. Elsa Betts died on 30 December 1959 at Spring Grove, Wayne Co., IN, at age 60. She was buried in January 1960 at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, Findagrave #73882681.

Citations

  1. [S4142] 1900 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 399; FHL #1240399.

Esther Betts1

F, b. 13 June 1907, d. 12 May 1972
     Esther Betts was born on 13 June 1907 at Randolph Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Esther Betts married Earl C. Collings. Esther Betts died on 12 May 1972 at Anderson, Madison Co., IN, at age 64. She was buried in May 1972 at Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN, Findagrave #164863937.

Citations

  1. [S4506] 1910 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 376; FHL #1374389.

Garnet I. Betts1

F, b. 10 October 1911, d. 28 August 1948
     Garnet I. Betts was born on 10 October 1911 at Randolph Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Garnet I. Betts married Dow E. Rupe. Garnet I. Betts died on 28 August 1948 at Fountain City, Wayne Co., IN, at age 36. She was buried in 1948 at Willow Grove Cemetery, Fountain City, Wayne Co., IN, Findagrave #102193345.

Citations

  1. [S4507] 1920 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 464; FHL #1820464.

Hazel A. Betts1

F, b. March 1893, d. 31 March 1953
     Hazel A. Betts was born in March 1893 at Randolph Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Hazel A. Betts married Albert J. Wood in 1917. Hazel A. Betts died on 31 March 1953. She was buried in April 1953 at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, Findagrave #73898529.

Citations

  1. [S4142] 1900 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 399; FHL #1240399.

Henry Allen Betts

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     Henry Allen Betts married Frances Annabel Crabtree.

Child of Henry Allen Betts and Frances Annabel Crabtree

Henry Allen Betts Jr.

M, b. 12 January 1924, d. 26 July 1998
     Henry Allen Betts Jr. was born on 12 January 1924 at Miami, Ottawa Co., OK. He was the son of Henry Allen Betts and Frances Annabel Crabtree. Henry Allen Betts Jr. married Patsy Louise McClintic, daughter of William Harold McClintic and Viola Judy Mathis, on 20 July 1946 at Hood River, Hood River Co., OR. Henry Allen Betts Jr. died on 26 July 1998 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS, at age 74. He was buried in 1998 at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS.

Lela M. Betts1

F, b. 23 September 1895, d. 17 July 1957
     Lela M. Betts was born on 23 September 1895 at Randolph Co., IN, 1900 census shows 1896.1 She was the daughter of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Lela M. Betts married Philip L. Curtis. Lela M. Betts died on 17 July 1957 at Rushville, Rush Co., IN, at age 61. She was buried in July 1957 at East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN, Findagrave #67642674.

Children of Lela M. Betts and Philip L. Curtis

Citations

  1. [S4142] 1900 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 399; FHL #1240399.

Logan Edwin Betts

M, b. 17 May 1914, d. 7 November 1914
     Logan Edwin Betts was born on 17 May 1914 at Randolph Co., IN. He was the son of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore. Logan Edwin Betts died on 7 November 1914 at Randolph Co., IN. He was buried in November 1914 at Quaker Lynn Cemetery, Lynn, Randolph Co., IN, Findagrave #154836668.

Marie S. Betts1

F, b. 31 March 1902, d. 30 May 1953
     Marie S. Betts was born on 31 March 1902 at Randolph Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Marie S. Betts married George Watson Rudy, son of Henry M. Rudy and Minnie Childers, on 13 April 1923 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Marie S. Betts died on 30 May 1953 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 51. She was buried in June 1953 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, Findagrave #164983927.

Citations

  1. [S4506] 1910 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 376; FHL #1374389.

Ruth Evelyn Betts

F, b. 25 September 1928, d. 7 May 1984
     Ruth Evelyn Betts was born on 25 September 1928 at Lynn, Randolph Co., IN. She was the daughter of Wilbert Herbert Betts and Rena V. Cox. Ruth Evelyn Betts married Marion Lester Petty Jr. Ruth Evelyn Betts died on 7 May 1984 at Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, at age 55. She was buried in May 1984 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, Holmes Co., MS, Findagrave #53692051.

Child of Ruth Evelyn Betts and Marion Lester Petty Jr.

Samuel H. Betts

M, b. 23 March 1864, d. 29 June 1939
     Samuel H. Betts was born on 23 March 1864 at Randolph Co., IN. He was the son of Elias W. Betts and Susan Mendenhall. Samuel H. Betts married Edna Belle Gilmore, daughter of Robert Gilmore and Eliza Jane Smithson, on 14 March 1891. Samuel H. Betts died on 29 June 1939 at Lynn, Randolph Co., IN, at age 75 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Death claims Samuel Betts, Winchester Journal-Herald, Friday June 30, 1939, p. 1

Seventy-five Years Old Man Died Thurday at Home in Lynn.

Samuel H. Betts, 75,died at his home in Lynn at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Survivors are the wife, Edna Belle;six daughters, Hazel Wood of Richmond, Lela Curtis of Jeffersonville, Betty Hartzler of Richmond, Marie Rudy of Phoenix, Ariz., Esther Collings of Anderson, In., Garnet Rupe of Fountain City: two sons, Wilbert and Serrel both of Lynn; three brothers, Noah of Morgantown and Alva of Eldorado, Ohio, and Edward of Ocean View, Del; one sister, Mrs. Will Smith of Modoc; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

He was buried in July 1939 at Quaker Lynn Cemetery, Lynn, Randolph Co., IN, Findagrave #64244391.

Children of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore

Citations

  1. [S4142] 1900 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 399; FHL #1240399.
  2. [S4506] 1910 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 376; FHL #1374389.
  3. [S4507] 1920 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 464; FHL #1820464.

Wilbert Herbert Betts1

M, b. 29 July 1897, d. 7 February 1943
     Wilbert Herbert Betts was born on 29 July 1897 at Jay Co., IN.1 He was the son of Samuel H. Betts and Edna Belle Gilmore.1 Wilbert Herbert Betts married Rena V. Cox on 18 November 1916 at Randolph Co., IN. Wilbert Herbert Betts died on 7 February 1943 at Lynn, Randolph Co., IN, at age 45. He was buried in February 1943 at Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph Co., IN, Findagrave #164873273.

Children of Wilbert Herbert Betts and Rena V. Cox

Citations

  1. [S4142] 1900 Federal Census, Randolph County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 399; FHL #1240399.