James Whitney Bettes
|James Whitney Bettes|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Muskoka and Parry Sound|
October 17, 1848|
Prince Albert, Ontario County, Canada West
|Died||November 29, 1925
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. 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.
- "OBITUARY (2)", The Globe (1844-1936); Dec 3, 1925; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844-2009) pg. 15
- The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1883 JA Gemmill
- Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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