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Betts, Willis W.
Age: 32, credited to Poultney, VT
Unit(s): 4th NY ARTY
Service: enl 12/31/63, cred. Cambridge, NY, m/i PVT, Btry D, 4th NY ARTY, 1/11/64, m/o 7/13/65, Albany, NY
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Birth: 1831, Vermont
Burial: Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 23647459
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: yes, 2/29/1888, VT; widow Euretta E., 5/19/1898, VT
Portrait?: Poultney GAR Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT
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Willis W. Betts
W. W. Betts died at his home in this town on Thursday night, after a sickness of several weeks. Mr. Betts was born in Pawlet August 4, 1831. He enlisted in the war of the rebellion and was taken sick in Washington of yellow fever, from which he recovered, but left him unable to do military duty. He moved to Poultney about 1870 and has resided here since. He was a brother of the late Judge Royal C, Betts of Granville and the late F. G. Betts of this place. About five years ago he married Mrs. Euretta Brooks of Middlebury, who survives him. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sibyl Goodspeed of Pawlet and Miss Laura Betts, who made her home with him. His funeral took place on Sunday from his late home, large concourse following his remains to the cemetery. Joyce Post, G. A. R., of which deceased was a member, took charge of the remains from the house.
Source: Poultney Journal, April 22, 1898.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.