James Whitney Bettes

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James Whitney Bettes
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Muskoka and Parry Sound
In office
Personal details
Born (1848-10-17)October 17, 1848
Prince Albert, Ontario County, Canada West
Died November 29, 1925(1925-11-29) (aged 77)
Dauphin, Manitoba
Political party Liberal

James Whitney Bettes (October 17, 1848 – November 29, 1925) was an Ontario merchant and political figure. He represented Muskoka and Parry Sound in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal member from 1882 to 1883.

He was born in Prince Albert, Ontario County, Canada West in 1848, the son of John Bettes.[1] In 1872, Bettes married Martha Maria Crosby, a granddaughter of John Willson. He served on the council for Uxbridge. He was elected to the provincial assembly in an 1882 by-election held after John Classon Miller resigned to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons.

He died in 1925 at Dauphin, Manitoba.[2]


  1. ^ https://archive.org/stream/canadianalbummen05cochuoft#page/348/mode/2up
  2. ^ "OBITUARY (2)", The Globe (1844-1936); Dec 3, 1925; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844-2009) pg. 15