Historical information

Rev. George Betts was rector, St. James Protestant Episcopal Church (http://www.aihs.org/American_Irish_Historical_Society/About_Us.html, accessed 21 January 2014)

The Reverend George C. Betts was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1840, immigrated to New York in 1861, and eventually settled in Chicago where he was in business for a short time before joining an Indiana regiment in the Union Army. When his enlistment was up, he went to Nebraska and studied for the ministry. George C. Betts was ordained in 1867. (http://thebigredchair.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/sacred-secret.html, accessed 21 January 2014)

He died in 1901.

Physical description

Image of Rev. Dr George C. Betts.