Fonds ID67 - Frederick Ernst Bettle

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Frederick Ernst Bettle

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CA MNBM ID67

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  • ca. 1894-ca. 1962 (Creation)
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    Bettle, Frederick Ernst

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10 cm of textual records

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(1877-1963)

Biographical history

Frederick Ernst Bettle was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1877, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen (Doughty) Bettle. He was a sergeant in the 89th regiment, in the 2nd contingent of the Canadian Mounted Rifles for the South African War. He belonged to the Loyal Crusaders of Saint John a temperance organization advocating prohibition of alcoholic beverages. He left Saint John in 1907 for Vancouver, B.C., and died there in 1963. He worked for West Coast Grocery Co. He married Cassie Taylor. He had a sister Ida and two brothers Frank and Harry, who served in the First World War.

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The fonds includes Bettle's correspondence, military documents and ephemera from the Boer War and correspondence from his brother Harry who was serving in World War I. There are also a Cavalry Roll book, a freeman certificate for Saint John, newspaper articles concerning Loyalists and some printed items.

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Acquired from Mrs. Fred Bettle, 1963, 1976

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  • English

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