William Irvin Betts
William Irvin Betts was born in Clearfield, Pa., June 3, 1870, the son of state Senator William W. and Margaret Irvin Betts; received his education in Clearfield, Greenwich, CN, and Peekskill, NY schools; entered his father's office in 1889, and at age 20 became a pioneer sales representative for a sewing machine company. He was married in Clearfield, Pa., December 28, 1904, to Isabel Holt Murray; was president and director of the Clearfield Colliery Company; director in the Clearfield National Bank; vice president and member of the Board of Governors of Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club; director in the Y. M. C. A. of Clearfield; trustee of the Presbyterian church of Clearfield; served one term as burgess of Clearfield; and one term as state Senator, 1923-1926. He was a member of the American National Red Cross, member of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce. He died in 1946.