Mayo Emmett Jeter
and Mary C. Summerville
Mayo Emmett Jeter, the 4th son and the 9th and last of the children of William Griffin Jeter and Elizabeth McCutchen Berry, was born 6/5/1853 on the family farm located between Petersburg and Atterbury in Menard County, Illinois. He married Mary Catherine Summerville on 12/25/1873 in Livingston County, Missouri, the Rev. J. H. Tharp officiating. Their issue: William Thomas (1874-1877); Edward Elton (1876-1937), Harry Albert (1878-1963), Maude Myrtle (1883-1974), and Nell May (1885-1974).
Mary Catherine ("Molly") was born on 3/29/1855 in
Kittaning, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania to Azel Freeman Summerville
and Jane Ann Sample. The family removed to Caldwell Co.,
MO in 1868 and a year later to Livingston Co. in the same state.
The Jeter and Summerville farms were then within a mile of each
other and located to the east of Chillicothe.
Molly died at the home of her daughter, Maude Gill, in Memphis, TN at 7:45AM on 1/8/1936.
|The family removed from Illinois to Missouri in 1857 and Mayo grew up on his father's farm east of Chillicothe, in Livingston County, Missouri. In 1887 he took advantage of an opportunity with the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway (the "Frisco") and with his wife began operating a hotel for them in St. Paul, Madison County, Arkansas, a hotel he would later own. He also entered the hardwood lumber manufacturing business in which he was active for several years, owning and operating several mills in the region.|
Submitted by C. Victor Jeter, August 9, 1999
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