David Betts

15 December 1867–23 March 1948 (Age 80)
Flora, Monroe Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of David

When David Betts was born on 15 December 1867, in Flora, Monroe Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States, his father, Isaac Betts, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth F Brubaker, was 30. He married Anna Viola Fogle on 25 December 1892. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Canyon, Idaho, United States for about 15 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1948, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Betts
Anna Viola Fogle
Marriage: 25 December 1892
Gilbert Lee Betts
Archie Landon Betts
Susie Viola Betts
Lydia Edna Betts
Elsie Marie Betts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1892
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.
    Age 5
    Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 23
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • David Betts, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Davis Betts in entry for David George Stein and Susie Viola Betts, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • David Betts in entry for A.L. Betts, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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