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Frederick William Betts

Clergyman

Frederick William Betts, American clergyman.

Background

Betts, Frederick William was born on March 6, 1858 in Winnebago Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Andrew Jackson and Phoebe (Nichols) Betts.

Education

Educated St. Lawrence University, 1884-1885, Doctor of Divinity, 1903.

Career

Ordained Universalist ministry, Plymouth, N.H., 1886. Pastor 1st Church, Syracuse, New York, November 1, since 1889. President Associate Charities of Syracuse, 1906-1910.

Chairman Committee of 18, having in charge the moral survey of Syracuse. President New York State Convention Universalists, 1910-1911. Trustee Universalist General Convention, 1905-1917.

Trustee New York State Convention of Universalist, St. Lawrence University, Syracuse Public Library (president of the board), Canon Theological School. Chairman Syracuse chapter, American Red Cross, since 1922.

Connections

Married Mary R. Browning, October 1, 1878. Children: Welcome A. (deceased), C. Fred.

father:
Andrew Jackson Betts

mother:
Phoebe (Nichols) Betts

spouse:
Mary R. Browning

child:
Welcome A. Betts (deceased)

child:
C. Fred Betts