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BETTS, Lyman 1843-1906


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 5/24/2014 at 00:15:57

[Waterloo Daily Courier, Friday, May 4, 1906, Waterloo, Iowa]

LaPorte City Lyman Betts, a pioneer resident of this section of Iowa. who has lived in LaPorte and immediate vicinity for the past fifty years, died at 1:50 o'clock this morning of diabetes, after an illness extending over a period of five or six years. The funeral services will be held from the home on Locust Street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Betts was a well-to-do citizen, and bore the respect and esteem of all who knew him.

He was born in Lycoming County, Pa., December 20, 1843, living there until 1856, when his parents moved to Benton County, Iowa, settling on a farm about three and one-half miles southwest of LaPorte City. Mr. Betts lived on the home farm until 1894, when he bought property in this city and had made his home here ever since.

Mr. Belts was 12 years of age when he firt came to this vicinity and was enabled, therefore, to grow up with the country, being a witness of the manifold changes which have taken place in the last half century.

He was married to Sarah Ellen Koch, March 10, 1867, at Waterloo, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife and five children, all of them married except one, Henry Otis Betts. The additional children are Mary Myrtle Boonhower and Bert Betts of this city; Mrs. W. H. Green, of Seward, Neb., and Charles Betts of Waterloo. The daughter in Nebraska is already on the way here and will be present at the funeral.


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