John Felton Betts
|John Felton Betts|
|Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the North-West Territories|
|Preceded by||James Hamilton Ross|
|Succeeded by||William Eakin|
October 9, 1854|
Frankford, Canada West
|Died||May 9, 1914
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
John Felton Betts (October 9, 1854 – May 9, 1914) 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.
- 'The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1891, JA Gemmill
- Perry, Footz 2006 pg. 217
- Perry, Footz (2006) 224
- 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.
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