"Genealogy of the Betts-Robbins" (1995) by: Paul T. Betts, Jr.
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Ethel May Betts
Ethel May Betts
(1891 - 1987)
"Genealogy of the Betts-Robbins" (1995)
Provided by: Paul T. Betts, Jr.

            Ethel was the oldest child of Tracy and Estella Betts. She was born June 10th, 1891 in uptown Corning, New York.

            Ethel married Arthur Hilbolt on July 31, 1907 while her parents were living in Wellsboro Penna. Arthur was born 1889 and he died 1966. He was a farmer. She had 3 children by him: Erma Eve, Helen and Mildred Lucille.

            Ethel married James Garnett on December 18th, 1918. James was born June 12th, 1891. They had 5 children: Laura (Living - Withheld), Lois (Living - Withheld), Betty (Living - Withheld), Estella (Living - Withheld), and Jeanette (Living - Withheld). James died on December 13th, 1934 in an accident on the Northside in a gravel pit. There was a cave in and he was buried under the gravel. He is buried in Ferenbaugh.

            Ethel married again to Dewitt Perry on June 15th, 1936. He was born April 6th, 1878. He was a native of Tioga Penna. and is the son of Mildred and Calvin Perry. He worked as a switchman for the New York Central Railroad for 48 years. He died on August 24th, 1957 at the home of his daughter Estella Southard and is buried in Ferenbaugh on the Perry lot.

            Ethel passed away on September 21st, 1987. She is buried by her 2nd husband James Garnett, in Ferenbaugh.

Obituary - "The Leader", Tuesday, September 22, 1987
Ethel M. Perry
            Beaver Dams - Ethel M. Perry, 96, formerly of Beaver Dams RD 2, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1987 in Corning, the daughter of Tracy and Estella Robbins Betts. She married James Garnett Dec. 18, 1918. He died in 1934. She later married Dewitt Perry June 15, 1936. He died in 1957.
            Surviving are: six daughters, Erma Douglas of Williamson, Mildred (Mrs. John) Rader of Beaver Dams, Laura Ball of (living - Withheld), Lois (Mrs. Raymond) Dann, Betty (Mrs. Keith) Yale of Caton, Estella (Mrs. James) Rogers of Wellsburg; two sisters, Florence Carleton of Tampa, Fla., and Laura Morgan of New Milford, Pa.; four brothers, Leamon of Westfield, N.J., Paul of Painted Post, Clarence of Tampa, Fla., Glen of Campbell; 28 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
            Calling hours are 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Carpenter's Funeral Home, Corning. Funeral services will be held there 1 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Earl Whittaker officiating. Burial will be in Oldfield Cemetery, Ferenbaugh.

Ethel Garnett Perry's Grave
Ethel May Betts
(1891 - 1987)
Oldfield Cemetery
Ferenbaugh, Steuben Co., NY.

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Obituary - "The Wellsboro Agitator" - Thursday, December 21, 1961 - Provided by Sandra Blackwell Wilkins
            Arthur L. Hilboldt, 72, of Wellsboro RD 4 died at his home Monday, December 17, 1961.
            He was born in Charleston Township, January 29, 1889, the son of Lannes and Addie Johnson Hilboldt. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Horton Hilboldt; a son, Robert Hilboldt of Elmira Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Verma Wright of Wellsboro and Mrs. Erma Douglas of Sodus, N. Y.; two step daughters, Mrs. Elmer Cramer of Lindley, and Mrs. Donald Johns of Elkland; 11 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.
            Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 139 Main Street Wednesday with the Rev. William Lincoln of Marsh Creek officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

Arthur Hilboldt's Grave
Arthur Hilboldt
(1889 - 1961)
Wellsboro Cemetery
Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA.
Provided by TSOtime

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"The Evening Leader", Thursday, December 13, 1934

James Garnett, 42, TERA Employee is Fatally Injured in Earth Slide; 2 Others in Gravel Pit Accident Victim, Father of Five Children, Dies at Corning Hospital Hour Later; Chest Crushed When Struck by Slide; Safety Inspector Here
            James Garnett, 42-year-old TERA worker and father of five children, living at 397 Woodview Avenue, was fatally injured at 9:25 o'clock this morning when struck by 25 tons of frozen dirt in a landslide at the Deckertown gravel pit. Raymond Fish of 409 Watauga Avenue was knocked under the loading truck by the force of the slide and suffered a bad bruise on his hip. Robert Northrup of 15 Dodge Avenue was slightly injured. Both are reported suffering from shock.
            The gravel pit is located on the East side of the Deckertown road at the Winfield Street intersection, near the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad tracks. One of the TERA projects now in progress including the hauling of gravel from this site.
Fifteen at Pit
            Fifteen workmen were working at the pit when the slide occurred, Fred Castner was supervising the job with Bert Harvey, safety director assisting. The workmen who were present and officials investigating state that a large quantity of the frozen earth broke loose from the incline about 20 feet above where the men were working and plunged down the with such force that the fatally injured man's elbow was broken, chest crushed and lungs punctured when struck by the force of the cataract of earth. The walls of the pit are about 40 feet high.
            They state that he was not buried under any of the earth. The other injured worker, Raymond Fish, was thrust under the truck by the onrushing avalanche. Officials say that the tons of earth . . . frozen as hard as a rock...striking with terrific force caused the injuries which resulted in Garrett's death.
            On Wednesday the workman had found the clay surface at the top of the pit frozen so hard that little impression could be made with their implements. Soil frost was prevalent from six to eighteen inches, a survey disclosed. Following the frigid temperatures of the past week the recent warmer weather is thought to have opened fissures in the wans or the pit which theory would account for the sudden avalanche of frozen dirt.
Supervisor Here
            James P. Jackson, State Supervisor of Safety for TERA Work for District No. 2 with headquarters in Rochester chanced to be in Corning today. He went to the gravel pit this morning to make a survey of the situation.
            Executive Director H. W. Baldwin of the Emergency Relief Bureau of this city is investigating the fatality.
            By 9:45 o'clock Garnett was in the Corning Hospital where he lived for about an hour. Dr. A. L. Darling was the attending physician. The victim has been working on various TERA projects since August of this year.
Men Suffer Shock
            The men working on the gravel drawing project were laid off for the balance of the day as the majority of them were suffering from shock. The bulk of the pit's production is used in the construction of rough-cobbled gutters and sidewalls or is stored for future use on various city projects.
            One fellow worker remarked this morning "He was a man silent by nature, but a hard worker and well liked by everyone. A good father and family man, he will be missed by scores of his friends."
            James Garnett was born in Corning June 12, 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Garnett of Hornby. He was married in 1918 to Miss Ethel Betts, of Corning. Mr. and Mrs. Garnett resided in Corning most of their married life except for a short time when they lived in Hornby.
            Here Mr. Garnett was employed by the Corning Brick Company, and TERA projects. He was a member of the North Baptist Church.
            The body has been taken to the Carpenter Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
            Surviving are his widow, five children, Miss Mildred Garnett, who is employed in the home of the Rev. Francis F. Lynch, former rector of the Christ Episcopal Church and Mrs. Lynch in their home in Lexington, Kentucky, and Laura, aged (living - Withheld), Lois, aged (living - Withheld), Betty Jane, aged nine and Ella June, aged three; his mother Emma Farrell of Hornby; one sister, Miss Jessie Garnett, of Hornby; and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Erma Stevens of Lyons, and Mrs. Helen McQuillan of (living - withheld).

"The Evening Leader", Friday, December 14, 1934

Probe Into Tragic Death Of Relief Worker to Begin
State TERA Claims and Safety Inspectors Are in Corning Today Making Investigations; Meeting Planned Today
City TERA Bureau and State Officials Conveen to Discuss Circumstances of Accident; Assistance to Family
            State TERA claims and safety Investigators are visitors in Corning today for the purpose of making an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal injuries suffered by James Garnett, local TERA worker Thursday morning when he was struck by tons of frozen earth in the Deckertown gravel pit.
            Three state officials are now working on the rase, including Mr. Ancona, TERA Chief of Safety in Division No. 2, which includes this district, and his assistant James P. Jackson, who happened to be in this city from the Rochester headquarters at the time of the accident. Mr. Haley, representative of the TERA claims department for the Southern Tier Section is the third assisting in the investigation.
            The funeral for James Garnett, 42, will be held from the late residence at 397 Woodview avenue at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Edson P. Sheppard, acting pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, in charge. The remains were removed from the Carpenters Funeral Home on East Pulteney street to the home this morning. Burial will be made in the Oldfield Cemetery at Feranbaugh.
            According to the ordinary procedures, financial assistance will be available to the widow and five children under the State TERA blanket insurance now in effect. In cases of fatalities while working under the TERA, the immediate expenses are assumed by the State and City on the 75-25 percent basis. It is expected that the present case will come under the State Fund Compensation provisions with a hearing to be held in the near future. It is customary for the commissioner to announce the rate of compensation at this time.
            Safety measures are anticipated as a result of a tentative meeting between State TERA safety officials and local TERA Committee sent for some time today.

Obituary - "The Evening Leader" - Monday, December 17, 1934
James Garnett
            The funeral of James Garnett was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home 397 Woodview Avenue. The Rev. Edson P. Sheppard, curate of the Christ Episcopal Church officiated.
            Burial was in Ferenbaugh. The bearers were Paul Betts, Clarence Betts, Orson Borell, Harold VanAlstine, and Adrian VanAlstine.

James Garnett's Grave
James Garnett
(1891 - 1934)
Oldfield Cemetery
Ferenbaugh, Steuben Co., NY.

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Obituary - "The Corning Leader" - Wednesday, August 28, 1957
DeWitt Perry
            The funeral of DeWitt Perry of Corning RD 2, was held Tuesday afternoon at Carpenter's Funeral Home, Burial was in Ferenbaugh Cemetery.
            The bearers were: Worden Southard, Keith Yale, Gaylord Cooper, John Rader, Sumner Douglas and Raymond Dann.

Dewitt Perry's Grave
Dewitt Perry
(1878 - 1957)
Oldfield Cemetery
Ferenbaugh, Steuben Co., NY.

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