Biography of C. Walter Betts


Betts, C. Walter, Buffalo, was born near Philadelphia, Pa., October 30, 1862, and comes from good old Quaker stock. His education was obtained in the public and private schools of Philadelphia. Soon after the completion of his school course he engaged with a retail lumber firm to learn the lumber business. In 1882 he accepted a position with the wholesale lumber fIrm of Taylor & Betts at their branch house in Buffalo, N. Y., since when he has been identified with Buffalo's progress in general and her lumber industry in particular. In 1890 the old firm of Taylor & Betts, which had been in existence since 1865, was succeeded by that of Charles M. Betts & Co., and the subject of this sketch became one of the junior partners, taking full charge of the Buffalo branch of their business. Mr. Betts has served two terms as president of the Lumber Exchange and still remains a director of that body, but has thus far steadfastly avoided prominence in all matters of a political nature. January 14, 1885, he was married to Miss Lidie B. Haslam, of Philadelphia. Their family consists of two interesting children, Marian H. and Carleton W. Betts.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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