GLEN AND GERTRUDE BETTS
"Genealogy of the Betts-Robbins" (1995) by: Paul T. Betts, Jr.
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Glen Lewis Betts
Glen Lewis Betts
(1911 - 2006)
"Genealogy of the Betts-Robbins" (1995)
Provided by: Paul T. Betts, Jr.


            Glen was born March 14th, 1911 in Mossy Glen. This was when Tracy and Estella moved back to try to sell it. He attended Northside High School.

            Glen married Gertrude Hamilton on (Living - Withheld). Gertrude is the daughter of John and Millie Hamilton.

            Glen and Gertrude lived in Fulton, New York for the first part of their marriage. This is where Donald was born (Living - Withheld). Then they moved to Corning, New York. They lived in the apartment on the second floor of the Bridge Street house that Paul Betts owned. They moved to Flint Avenue and bought the house from Tracy Betts. Larry was born (Living - Withheld) in (Living - Withheld). After John Hamilton died in 1939 they moved to the house on William Street and lived there until the 1972 flood. Then they moved to Bath, New York. Glen and Getrude bought some property on the Beaman Hollow Road. In 1983 they moved their trailer on it.

            Glen worked in the Corning Glass Works for 40 years. He worked on the layers for sometime, then he worked on the tanks. Gertrude worked in Royce's Book Store for 5 years. Then she worked for 10 years at Harolds Army and Navy Store.

            When they were in Corning both Glen and Gertruce were active in the North Baptist Church. Glen was a Deacon, Trustee, Secretary and on the Sunday School for a number of years, and then Primary Superintendent. They left North Baptist in 1993 and went to Curtis Bible Church.

            Donald married Esther Couture on (Living - Withheld). They both graduated from Moody Bible Institute. They went to Africa under the African Inland Mission Board. They came back to the United States and he worked as the radio engineer until a year before his accident. He then was a Radio announcer on nights. In 1996 Donald was in a serious accident. Donald was knocked to the pavement by a tractor trailer. He was in the hospital many months. He is now at home but is handicapped.

            Larry married Bernice Marie Shaw on (Living - Withheld). He graduated from Northside High School. After high school he went into the Air Force in 1957 and came out in 1961. He worked for the Bath Gas and Electric.

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Obituary - "The Courier" - July 23, 2006
Glen Betts
            CAMPBELL Glen Betts age 95, of Campbell, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer.
            Glen was born in Corning on March 14, 1911 to Tracy and Estella (Robins) Betts. He married Gertrude Hamilton in 1930 in Corning.
            He had worked in many capacities at Corning Glass Works over his 40 year career, retiring in 1972 as a glass technician. He was an active member of the Curtis Baptist Bible Church, and had been a Deacon, was a member of Mustard Seed Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons, the Shanty Shifters camping group, and the Campbell Senior Citizens.
            His survivors include his loving wife of 76 years, Gertrude at home; son, Larry (Bernice) Betts of Cambpell; one brother, Clarence Betts of Tampa, Florida; an adopted son, Rev. Ellis (Barbara) Grist of Woodhull; 11 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Glen was predeceased by his son Donald Betts, and by his great granddaughter Danielle Swanson.
            Calling hours were held on Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the Curtis Baptist Bible Church on Tannery Road in Curtis, where funeral services were held following calling hours at 4 p.m. with the Reverends Dale Ingraham, Theodore Brennan, and Ellis Grist officiating. Burial was held in Barnard Cemetery, Corning.
            Memorials may be directed to Curtis Baptist Bible Church, PO Box 191, Campbell, NY 14821. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Corning.

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Gertrude Marie Hamilton
Gertrude Marie Hamilton
(1911 - 2008)
Obituary Photo


Obituary - "The Leader" - Friday, April 25, 2008
GERTRUDE M. BETTS
            Bath, NY - Gertrude M. Betts, age 97, of Beeman Hollow Road in Addison died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY.
            Gertrude was born in Corning, NY on February 17, 1911, to John and Millie (Beard) Hamilton. She was the wife of Glen Betts whom she married in 1930 and was preceded in death by him in 2006. She was a member of Kings Daughter’s and Sons for sixty years and had held many positions including district president, board of directors, and local president of the Corning circle. She attended the Christian Life Baptist Church. She loved to camp, read and do embroidery work. She loved traveling and spending winters in Winter Haven, Florida. She enjoyed having dinners and get-togethers with five generations of her family.
            Her survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Bernice Betts of (living - withheld); a daughter-in-law, Esther Betts of (living - withheld); adopted son, Rev. Ellis (Barbara) Grist of Woodhull; 11 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 6 great, great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Gertrude was predeceased by a son, Donald Betts; two brothers, Herbert and Fred Hamilton; and by a great-granddaughter, Danielle Swanson.
            Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 28th from 11 until 3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 3:00 PM with the Reverends John Armstrong and Theodore Brennan officiating. Burial will be in Barnard Cemetery.
            Memorial donations may be made in Gertrude’s name to Christian Life Baptist Church, 11055 Cox Road, Beaver Dams, NY, 14812 or to Corning Area Bible Club, Box 95, Painted Post, NY, 14870.

Glen Lewis Betts' Grave
Glen Lewis Betts
(1911 - 2006)
Gertrude Marie Hamilton
(1911 - 2008)
Barnard Cemetery
Corning, Steuben Co., NY.

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