Jacob Alfred Betts

Brief Life History of Jacob Alfred

When Jacob Alfred Betts was born on 22 October 1878, in Fremont, Colorado, United States, his father, Jacob Alexander Betts, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Parker, was 31. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with May Charlotte Burroughs. He lived in Coal Creek, Fremont, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Florence, Fremont, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 31 July 1944, in Wetmore, Custer, Colorado, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Fremont, Colorado, United States.

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Jacob Alfred Betts
May Charlotte Burroughs
Gladys Irene Betts
Ralph Alexander Betts

Sources (16)

  • Jacob A Betts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jacob A. Betts - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Jacob A. Betts
  • J A Betts, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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Historical Boundaries 1880: Custer, Colorado, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bett , with excrescent -s, a patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.

Americanized form of German Betz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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