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Oklahoman Archives
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May 1, 1940, pg 2

Homestead Settler In Cherokee Strip Dies at City Home

Sheridan U. Jett Rites Are Set for Thursday, Burial at Rose Hill

Sheridan U. Jett. 72-year-old retired machinist who came from Kansas to stake a claim at the opening of the Cherokee strip in 1893, died at his home. 1608 Exchange avenue, at 6 pm Tuesday following an illness of about six months.

Jett, who had been inactive for 10 years, worked 17 years for Amour & Co. His death was attributed to heart disease.

Jett in 1893 with a brother staked a claim near Renfrew. Later he operated a machine shop in Enid before coming to Oklahoma City in 1911.

Survivors include his wife. Serena: a sister, Mrs. Mattie E. Darland. Wichita, Kan.; a brother, G. W. Jett, Hunter: a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edythe Allebrand. Pittsburgh. Pa.: and a stepson. Earl Fallis, Alpine. Texas.

Services will be at 3 pm. Thursday in the Watts and McAtee Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.


... Contributed by Marti Graham, Transcriber, 07/27/2012. Information posted as courtesy to researchers. The contributor is not related to nor researching any of the above.  

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