Biography of W. D. Betts
Madison County, NY Biographies





Betts, W. D., p. o. Hamilton, was born in the town of Lebanon, Madison county, N. Y., November 9, 1859. He was a farmer's son and worked on the farm until twenty one years of age, when he went into the meat business at Hamilton. This business he has conducted with great energy and marked success and today there is not a more thoroughly equipped meat establishment in the county than he has in the Betts block. This building is 111 x 25 feet in dimensions and is equipped with all the accessories necessary to a first class meat business, including cooler, ice house, engine and boiler, steam sausage cutter with capacity of 600 pounds of meat per hour, steam jacket kettle, cellar, elevator, etc. He makes all his own sausages, lard, etc., and also does a substantial pork packing business. His customers are always assured of the best and his business is consequently the leader in this part of the county. This fine business Mr. Betts has built entirely upon his own efforts and ability. The lodge room for Hamilton's various societies is situated in the Betts block. Mr. Betts is himself a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Odd Fellows, the fire department and the Select Knights. In 1884 he married Delia M. Kimball; they have three children: William H., Mabel D. and Ernest. Mr. Betts's parents were James and Selina (Baker) Betts, both natives of England, but who came to America when young and were married in Madison county.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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