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  • ID: I26417
  • Reference Number: 26417
  • Name: Thomas Jasper BETIERO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Name: Thomas Jasper BETTIS 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 11 8 10
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 18 NOV 2014
  • Birth: 19 AUG 1863 in Arkansas 12 3 13 5 7 10
  • Residence: 1870 Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas 14
  • Occupation: Laborer 1880 Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas 15
  • Death: 26 OCT 1917 in Seattle, King, Washington 5 6



    Father: Johnson S. (John) BETTIS b: BET 1840 AND 1841 in Arkansas
    Mother: Melvina F. b: BET 1843 AND 1844 in Mississippi

    Marriage 1 Celia M. CUSHMAN b: BET 1867 AND 1868
    • Married: 1888 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Antonio J. (Tony) BETIERO b: 20 APR 1889 in Colorado

    Marriage 2 Rebecca F. HEAP b: BET 1864 AND 1865 in Illinois
    • Married: 11 APR 1887 in Arapahoe, Colorado 11

    Marriage 3 Marian Emily GALE b: 09 JUN 1877 in Staines, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
    • Married: 18 MAR 1913 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada 7 10

    Marriage 4 Laura A. MEYSTRE b: 24 MAR 1893 in Yakima, Washington
    • Married: 29 JUL 1916 in Yakima, Washington 8

    Sources:
    1. Title: Denver Post, The; Denver, Adams, Colorado (a. K. a. The Denver Evening Post)
      Abbrev: Denver Post
      Page: "BROWN PALACE HOTEL HOP TO GET A FORTUNE
      Antonio J. Betiero to Share in Estate of Abial Cushman.
      CASE BITTERLY FOUGHT
      Uncles and Aunt, Who Divided Money, Denied Identity of Young Man.
      Boulder, Colo., June 11 [1910]. – A case of unusual interest was terminated in the district court in this city yesterday afternoon when Antonio J. Betiero, who is not yet 21 years of age, and who has been acting as bellboy at the Brown Place hotel, Denver, was declared to be the grandson and heir to the late Abial W. Cushman, a well-known ranchman of Longmont, and for that reason an heir to the valuable estate on equal terms with six uncles and aunts who denied his identity.
      Betiero had been lost to sight by his relatives for twenty years, until last April, when he put in an appearance here and filed suit for a portion of his grandfather’s estate. Several peculiar features raised the case above the level of the ordinary will suit.
      The claimant was the son of Celia M. Cushman, who left her father’s home in Loveland in 1888 to join her fortune with those of an itinerant gambler, Thomas Jasper Betiero, who was then operating in Denver. She was never seen again by the members of her family, except once when her father visited her in her apartments in Denver.
      Miss Cushman and Betiero lived together until about a year after their son was born, according to a deposition by Betiero, when she left him suddenly one night in 1891, at Salt Lake City, without giving any cause, and he never saw her afterwards. About five years later he said he received a letter from her postmarked St. Louis, in which she asked him to take her back. He answered, consenting to her request, but never heard from her again and after his investigation, conducted in St. Louis shortly afterwards, came to the conclusion that she had been killed by a cyclone which took place in that city about the time she had written him.
      In 1894, Betiero gave up gambling as a profession and took up dermatology, opening a parlor in Denver. Later he changed his profession again and associated himself with the New Thought movement and began the publication of a magazine called “Oriental Mysteries.” After studying in Europe, he established himself in Toronto, Canada, as an Oriental seer.
      Meanwhile Betiero’s son had been living at Wichita, Kan., with a Mrs. M. Bettis and his maternal relatives had no knowledge of his whereabouts. When the elder Cushman died, Aug. 9, 1908, at Covina, Cal., where he had gone for his health, he left a will dividing his Colorado property, variously estimated from $15,000 to $30,000, among seven sons and daughters, among whom was Mrs. Celia M. Betiero.
      The will was probated and the estate settled before young Betiero learned of the bequest, the seventh share which had been willed to Mrs. Betiero and her heirs having been divided among the six brothers and sisters, and it was to claim his mother’s share that suit was brought against his uncle, Walter E. Cushman of Longmont, the executor of the estate, and the others heirs, Mrs. Florence Golden of Fort Collins, Mrs. Della Arthur, Hobert H., Cleveland M., and Edward Earl Cushman.
      Page 2, The Denver Post, Saturday, June 11, 1910"
      16 Nov 2014, Genealogy Bank, transcript in Hobart Line 4
    2. Title: 1880 Census, Leavenworth, Kansas
      Abbrev: 1880 Census, Leavenworth
      Page: "Thomas Bettis"
      T9 386, ED 154, page 228B, 10 Jun 1880
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, transcript in Hobart Line 4
    3. Title: U. S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925; Ancestry
      Abbrev: U. S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
      Page: "Name: Thomas J Betiero
      Birth Date: 19 Aug 1864
      Birth Place: Leavenworth
      Age: 42
      Gender: Male
      Passport Issue Date: 9 Apr 1907
      Passport Includes a Photo: No
      Residence: Oscawana [New York]
      [apply: American Embassy at London]
      [occupation: physician]
      [left United States: 2nd March, 1907]
      [sojourning at: 13, St. Clair Road, Kensington]
      [intend to return to United States within: One year]
      [passport for: travelling in Turkey]
      [5 feet, 6 ½ inches; eyes: brown; hair: brown – thin; complexion: dark]"
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, copy/transcript in Hobart Line 4
    4. Title: 1870 Census, Leavenworth, Kansas
      Abbrev: 1870 Census, Leavenworth
      Page: "Thomas Bettes"
      M593 437, page 309A, 21 Jun 1870
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, transcript in Hobart Line 4
    5. Title: Death Index, Washington, 1883-1960; Ancestry
      Abbrev: Death Index, Washington 1883-1960
      Page: "Name: Thomas Betiero
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: abt 1875
      Death Date: 26 Oct 1917
      Age at Death: 42
      Death Location: Seattle, King, Washington
      Record Source: Washington State Death Records"
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, copy in Hobart Line 4
    6. Title: Deceased American Physicians, Directory, 1804-1929; Ancestry
      Abbrev: Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
      Page: "Name: Thomas J. Betiero
      Death Date: 26 Oct 1917
      Death Place: Seattle, WA
      Type Practice: Allopath"
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, copy in Hobart Line 4
    7. Title: Marriage Index, Ontario 1800-1924; Ontario Marriage Registrations 1800 - 1924; The Ontario Vital Statistics Project, Mary Crandall
      Abbrev: Marriage Index, Ontario 1800-1924
      Page: "18117-13 Thomas Jasper BETTIS, 49, widower, palmist?, illegible birth place, Hamilton, s/o Johnesa? BETTIS & Malvina BETSON, married Marisa Emily STACK, 35, widow, Staines Wiltshire England, Hamilton, d/o Edward GALE & Marion TYLER, witn: Catherine SAMPSON & Jesse LINGER, both of Hamilton, 18 March 1913 at Hamilton"
      1911 to 1922 marriages from MS 932
      Wentworth Co, 1911 - 1922
      17 Nov 2014, homepages.rootswweb.ancestry.com, copy in Hobart Line 4
    8. Title: Marriage Index, Washington 1865-2004; Ancestry
      Abbrev: Marriage Index, Washington 1865-2004
      Page: "Name: Thomas J Betiero [of the County of Yakima]
      Spouse: Laura A Meystre [of the County of Yakima]
      Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1916
      Marriage Place: Yakima
      Reference Number: ceyakmarcert0002390
      [license date: twenty-ninth July, 1916]
      [by: W. D. Robinson, Minister]
      [witnesses: W. F. Wohlstein; Hilda A. Meystre]"
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, copy/transcript in Hobart Line 4
    9. Title: City Directory
      Abbrev: City Directory
      Page: "Betiero T J, rms 12 Duff Blk.
      Page 171"
      Denver, Colorado, City Directory, 1896

      "Betiero T J hypnotist bds 1805 Wabash av
      Page 244"
      Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1899

      "Betiero T J lecturer h 2134 Michigan av
      Page 259"
      Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1901

      "Betiero T J, physician, 1015 Sutter
      Page 282"
      San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1905

      "Betiero Thos J r 305½ Pike
      Page 396"
      Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1915
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, transcript in Hobart Line 4
    10. Title: Marriage Certificate, Ontario 1801-1928; Ancestry
      Abbrev: Marriage Certificate, Ontario 1801-1928
      Page: "Name: Thomas Jasper Bittes [Thomas Jasper Bettis; residence: Hamilton, Wentworth; Widower; occupation: Palmist; denomination: Methodist]
      Age: 49
      Birth Date: abt 1864
      Birth Place: At Monysheds Edpausdo [cannot decipher]
      Marriage Date: 18 Mar 1913
      Marriage County or District: Wentworth
      Father: Johnson Bittes [Johnson Bettis]
      Mother: Maldinas Betson [Malvina Betson?]
      Spouse: Marida Emily Stack [Marion Emily Stack/Stark?; residence: Hamilton, Wentworth; Widow; denomination: C of E]
      Spouse's Age: 35
      Spouse Birth Date: abt 1878
      Spouse Birth Place: Staines Middlesex Eng
      Spouse Father: Edward Ade [Edward Gale]
      Spouse Mother: Marida Tyler
      Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 275.
      [witnesses: Catharine Tompkins, Hamilton; Jesse Linger, 239 ?? ?? City]
      [signature of deponent: Thomas Jasper Bettis]"
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, copy/transcript in Hobart Line 4
    11. Title: Marriage Index, Colorado 1859-1900; Ancestry
      Abbrev: Marriage Index, Colorado 1859-1900
      Page: "Name: Thomas J. Betiero
      Spouse: Rebecca Heap
      Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1887
      County: Arapahoe
      State: CO"
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, copy in Hobart Line 4
    12. Title: 1880 Census, Leavenworth, Kansas
      Abbrev: 1880 Census, Leavenworth
      Page: "Age 16, born Arkansas"
      T9 386, ED 154, page 228B, 10 Jun 1880
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, transcript in Hobart Line 4
    13. Title: 1870 Census, Leavenworth, Kansas
      Abbrev: 1870 Census, Leavenworth
      Page: "Age 6, born Arkansas"
      M593 437, page 309A, 21 Jun 1870
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, transcript in Hobart Line 4
    14. Title: 1870 Census, Leavenworth, Kansas
      Abbrev: 1870 Census, Leavenworth
      Page: M593 437, page 309A, 21 Jun 1870
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, transcript in Hobart Line 4
    15. Title: 1880 Census, Leavenworth, Kansas
      Abbrev: 1880 Census, Leavenworth
      Page: T9 386, ED 154, page 228B, 10 Jun 1880
      17 Nov 2014, Ancestry, transcript in Hobart Line 4
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