Biography of M. C. Betts


Betts, M. C., Tonawanda, was born in Wilson, January 5, 1854. The father. F. Betts, was a native of Niagara. F. Betts married Mary D., daughter of Abner Crandall and was a well known civil engineer. He died in 1893 at the age of sixty-five. M. C. Betts was educated at Tonawanda, and in 1872 learned the drug business with Dr. Lawer of Wilson. In 1874 he purchased the business and in 1884 established his present business in Tonawanda, carrying a full line of imported and domestic drugs. In 1887 he married Lydia, daughter of Thomas Bayle, and has one son, Benjamin F. Mr. Betts is one of the most active business men of the town, and was elected treasurer in 1896, and was also elected treasurer of schools in 1893. He is ever ready to advance the interests of the town and its people.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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