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1903 Faith Wolfe was born to Ira and Clara Brenizer Wolfe in Union City, Darke County, Ohio.

c 1904 

Faith Wolfe as a baby, c 1904. 1910 Clara and Ira Wolfe lived in Gainesville, Florida with children Grace (age20), Homer (age 13), John (age 8), and Faith (age 6). [1] 1910 Clyde E Betts (age 10) lived with his parents in Miakka, Manatee County, Florida. [2] c 1915 Faith's family moved back to Darke County, Ohio about this time. 1916 On 14 August, Faith Wolfe's father, Ira, died in Darke County, Ohio. 1918 On 12 September, Clyde's draft registration listed him as a machinist at the Wanerton(?) Lumber Company of Manatee FL. He was short, medium build, with gray eyes, and brown hair. [3] 1919 Homer M (assembler), Grace B (stenographer at 117 D Perry), John, Faith G, and Clara Wolfe (widow of Ira) lived at 121 South Creighton Ave, Dayton, Ohio. [4] 1920 Clara Wolfe (age 57) lived in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio with children Homer (age 23, a student at bible college), Grace (age 30, a typist), John (age 18, office labor at Elective Manufacturing), and Faith (age 16). [5] c 1920 Faith graduated from Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio. (Letter to Robert Wolfe, 1983). Faith's brother John and cousin Ranald Wolfe also graduated from this high school. Steele High School was an elite school with teachers who were mostly college graduates. 1920 Notes, Steele High School in Dayton. c 1920 Faith and her brother John (and perhaps Ranald) were in the Christian Church in Ohio. Someone brought a piano to church and the congregation split over whether to allow a piano in the church. Faith and John then went to the Church of Christ (no musical instruments) and Ranald went to the Brethren Church [6]. 1920 Clyde E Betts (age 28?) was a sailor working at the Bowers Southern Dredging Co in Miami, Dade County, Florida. [7] 1921 Grace B, stenographer and John, clerk and Faith G, clerk and Clara Wolfe, widow of Ira, lived at 402 W Edgewood, Dayton, Ohio. [8] 1922 Clara Wolfe (widow of Ira), Faith G (clerk), Grace B (stenographer at The Dayton Airless Tire Company), Homer N, amd John F (clerk at 334 N Taylor) lived at 402 W Edgewood, Dayton, Ohio. [9] 1920-1923 Faith and her mother Clara visited Mary and George Shawl and Loretta Shawl Betts (Clara's niece) and George Betts (Clyde's brother) in Florida. Loretta and George invited Faith to join in a game of cards to make a foursome with Clyde. That is how Faith and Clyde met. (Personal_Communication., Conversation with Grace Lucille Betts Riddick, 2007). 1923 Clyde and Faith were married in Tampa, Florida. (What church?) c 1924

Clyde and Faith Wolfe Betts. (From the files of Doug Wolfe) This is an unlabeled photo that was likely in the possession of Clara Wolfe, Faith's mother. The names, place, and date of the photo are uncertain. c 1925 Clyde Betts built a home in Sarasota after their marriage. 1927 The depression hit Florida early and jobs were scarce. Clyde's father told about jobs in Arizona. The family moved to Phoeniz, Arizona [10]. c 1928 The family moved to Oklahoma. They drove from Hill Street in Dallas. They built a small place to live in Oklahoma. Grace went to first grade in Oklahoma [11]. 1928 Faith Bett's daughter Clara was born in Britton, Oklahoma in 1928 and her son Gerald was born in 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Faith Betts' brother Homer lived near Faith's family at this time. Homer's son Ira was born in Britton, Oklahoma in 1927 and his family was listed in Oklahoma City in the 1930 census. c 1929 Daughter Joanne recalls playing doodleberry with Philip, Homer's son, as a child. Joanne wondered about Philip though, because he didn't like ice cream [12]. c1930

Clyde and Faith Wolfe Betts with 4 children. Charles and Sister Grace Wolfe Wilson are on the left. Mother Clara Brenizer Wolfe is seated in the middle. Eunice and Brother Homer Wolfe are behind Clara with their 3 boys. c1930

Homer, Faith, Clara, and Grace Wolfe. c 1931 Several of Faith's children had diphtheria. Joanne came in from playing and complained of a sore throat. Clyde looked at her throat and knew something was wrong. They went to the hospital, where she was treated, even though they did not have money. Clyde Betts swabbed the children's throats with iodine and glycerine many times. Cousin George Betts died of diphtheria in Florida, after being seen by a doctor. Joanne, Virginia, and Eugene had it but survived [13]. c 1934 Ranald and Julia Wolfe visited Florida and brought Clara Brenizer Wolfe. [14]. c1937

Faith Betts with 6 children, Charles (or Clyde?) and Grace Wolfe Wilson, and mother Clara, likely in Florida. Faith was a librarian in Sarasota, Florida. Clyde was a mechanic and carpenter. (Letter from Faith to Robert Wolfe, 1983). Clyde was a carpenter working as a foreman at an hourly wage for T.H. Christ in Florida (Personal_Communication., Conversation with Grace Lucille Betts Riddick, 2007). Clyde was a mechanic and carpenter. He was a song leader in the Church of Christ, Oneco, Fla. He had the same dates of birth and death (not the years) as Ira Wolfe. [15]. 1940 Clyde E Betts (age 40) and Faith G Betts (age 36) lived in Manatee, Florida with Grace L (age 16), Clyde E (age 14), Joanne W (age 13), Clara V (age 11), Gerald C (age 9), and Barbara J (age 5). Clyde was a carpenter with wage $1300. He had worked for 45 weeks in 1939. 1944 Faith Betts went to Jacksonville Beach to help Julia Wolfe at the time of the birth of Julia's daughter, Judy Wolfe [16]. 1958 Faith and siblings at Colorado Springs in the Rockies in Colorado.

From left to right are Homer Wolfe, Eunice Sweet Wolfe, Elizabeth Kirby Wolfe, John Wolfe, Homer Jr's wife, Homer Jr's son Terry, Faith Betts, and Clyde Betts. 1973

Faith Wolfe Betts Family on Golden Wedding Day, 1973 Photo, Names on back of Faith Wolfe Betts wedding day photo. c 1988 Faith was in the care of her daughter Joanne until the last two years of her life, when she went into a nursing home. Faith was mentally in good health and could still do square roots (she was naturally good at mathematics) and could recite long poems from memory, such as "The Village Blacksmith" [17].

Footnotes:

[1] US census, 1910, Reel 156, Image 415, family 35, [Internet_Archive].

[2] US census, 1910

[3] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1556871 of United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, [FamilySearch_Record].

[4] Williams Dayton Directory for 1919 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1525, [Ancestry_Image].

[5] US census, 1920, Reel 1422, Image 869, family 93, [Internet_Archive].

[6] Personal Communication, Conversation between Grace Lucille Betts Riddick and Robert Wolfe, 2007.

[7] US census, 1920

[8] Williams Dayton Directory for 1921 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1561, [Ancestry_Image].

[9] Williams Dayton Directory for 1922 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1584, [Ancestry_Image].

[10] Personal Communication, Conversation between Winifred Joanne Betts and Robert Wolfe, 2007.

[11] Personal Communication, Conversation between Winifred Joanne Betts and Robert Wolfe, 2007.

[12] Personal Communication, Conversation between Winifred Joanne Betts and Robert Wolfe, 2007.

[13] Personal Communication, Conversation between Winifred Joanne Betts and Robert Wolfe, 2007.

[14] Personal Communication, Conversation between Winifred Joanne Betts and Robert Wolfe, 2007.

[15] Family Document, Notes from Faith Wolfe Betts, 1983.

[16] Personal Communication, Conversation between Winifred Joanne Betts and Robert Wolfe, 2007.

[17] Personal Communication, Conversation between Winifred Joanne Betts and Robert Wolfe, 2007.


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