John Felton Betts

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John Felton Betts
John Felton Betts by VIctor A Long 1912.jpg
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the North-West Territories
In office
1894–1898
Preceded by James Hamilton Ross
Succeeded by William Eakin
Personal details
Born (1854-10-09)October 9, 1854
Frankford, Canada West[1]
Died May 9, 1914(1914-05-09) (aged 59)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan[2]

John Felton Betts (October 9, 1854 – May 9, 1914[2]) was a merchant and political figure in the Northwest Territories, Canada. He represented Prince Albert and then Cumberland in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 1888 to 1898.

He was born in Sterling, Ontario, the son of the Reverend L. A. Betts, and was educated in Belleville. In 1882, he married M. E. Boyle. Betts settled in Prince Albert in 1879. He was justice of the peace and chairman of the school board. Betts also served as acting mayor. He was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 1894 to 1898.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perry, Footz 2006 pg. 217
  2. ^ a b Perry, Footz (2006) 224

Bibliography[edit]

  • Perry, Sandra E.; Footz, Valerie L. (2006). A Higher Duty : Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1888-2005. Edmonton, Alberta: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6.