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
& 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
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.