George Arthur Betts

Male7 October 1852–12 November 1935

Brief Life History of George Arthur

When George Arthur Betts was born on 7 October 1852, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Wilson Betts, was 42 and his mother, Eliza Mary Chantry, was 33. He married Rhoda A Burke on 14 October 1880, in Guthrie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Chappell, Deuel, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 November 1935, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ansley, Custer, Nebraska, United States.

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George Arthur Betts
Rhoda A Burke
Marriage: 14 October 1880
Ada Arminta Betts
Charles Arthur Betts
Harold David Betts

Sources (11)

  • George Betts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George A Betts, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • George A Betts, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    14 October 1880Guthrie, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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