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Biography of John Charles Jetmore and Jemima Hall Jetmore
Posted by: Hamlin King (ID *****0193) Date: April 12, 2007 at 13:44:32
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BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN CHARLES JETMORE AND JEMIMA HALL JETMORE
By: Hamlin C. King, their great grandson

John Charles Jetmore, also went by “Charles Jetmore” and “J.C. Jetmore”. John Charles Jetmore was born on October 13, 1857 in New Castle, Indiana to Sampson (Samson) Jatmer Jetmore and Mary Hazelton Jetmore. Sampson Jetmore was born October 22, 1825 in Cadiz, Ohio. Sampson Jetmore’s wife, Mary Hazelton Jetmore was born October 8, 1831 in New Castle, Indiana. Sampson and Mary Hazelton Jetmore were married October 22, 1850 in Henry County, Indiana. Sampson and Mary Jetmore had the following residences: In April of 1850 Sampson was a "student" in Henry County, Indiana. He married Mary in Henry County on October 12, 1850. He owned a dry goods store in Pumpkintown, Indiana. He was engaged in the business of Mowrer, Jetmore and Company in New Castle, Indiana, where he owned 120 acres north of town. There is a newspaper report that he foiled a robbery at the First National Bank. He was Postmaster of Dan Webster, Indiana. He lived in Missouri (possibly in Johnson County). In 1871, the Sampson Jetmore family was living in Warrensburg, Missouri. The Sampson Jetmore family then shows up in the 1880 census for Marion County, Kansas and again in 1890.The census lists him as a "merchant" in Marion, Kansas in 1880 and 1890. Another son (i.e., Sampson’s brother), Harvey Absolum Jetmore was a prominent Kansas attorney. The city of Jetmore, Kansas is named after him.

Sampson Jetmore was the son of John Isaac Jetmore, who was born in about 1798 in Prussia, who was educated at Frankfort on Main, Germany, who came to America when eighteen years of age and who died on February 24, 1863 in Muncie, Indiana and of Mary (Polly) Brannon. Mary (Polly) Brannon Jetmore was born on March 21, 1796 in New York (I have seen it reported as Virginia) and died on September 23, 1859 in Indiana. John Isaac and Mary were married in 1821. The German spelling of Jetmore was Jetmar or Jatmer, which John Isaac apparently americanized into Jetmore. The wife of John Isaac Jetmore, Mary (Polly) Brannon Jetmore was the daughter of Revolutionary War soldier John Brannon and of Mary Haborn (sometimes spelled Haburn and Haighbourgne). Mary Haborn Brannon was born in 1755, likely in Pennsylvania or Ohio. Her father, John Brannon was born in 1744 in Pennsylvania. The Brannons reportedly trace their ancestry back directly to the Brannon family of Irish Kings, which date back to 745.

Sampson and Mary Jetmore had the following children: Joel M. Jetmore, Born April 28, 1852, died May 12, 1853, buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Prairie Township, Henry County, Indiana. Emma Jetmore, Born in December of 1854, died May 12, 1855, buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Prairie Township, Henry County, Indiana. Eliza "Lyda" Jetmore, Jetmore in Indana and married Isaac Tolliver Whitsett on February 26, 1873. John Charles Jetmore (stone mason in 1880), born in about 1857 in Indiana. He married Jemima Ellen Hall, probably around 1879 and probably in Marion, Kansas. Joseph H. Jetmore (farmer in 1880), born in 1860 in Indiana. H. Adda Jetmore, born about 1863 in Indiana. Willam Franklin Jetmore, born about 1865 in Indiana. Edward Lancaster Jetmore, born March 9, 1866 in Indiana and died March 24, 1936 in McComb Mississippi. He was married to Rebecca Byrd. Harvey A. Jetmore, born about 1869 in Indiana. Mary Caroline Jetmore, born about 1871 in Missouri. Sampson A. Jetmore, born about 1873 in Missouri.

Sampson and Mary (Hezelton) Jetmore were living in Marion, Kansas in 1880. They show up in the Census for that year. Sampson is listed as a "merchant" and Mary is listed as "keeping house". Also listed that year in Marion County are "Charles" and "Jennive Ella Jetmore", with no listed children. The Osage County, Kansas Clerk of Court web site lists their wedding license as "Charles Jetmore" and "Jenima E. Hall" from Book B, Page 0044. Their son, Benjamin Jetmore was born in Marion County, Kansas on November 29, 1883. The 1890 Marion County, Kansas shows that Sampson and Mary were still living there, but without their children – presumably because they were grown and out on their own.

The first wife of John Charles Jetmore was Jemima Ellen “Nina” Hall of Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas. The parents of Jemima Ellen “Nina” Hall, were Benjamin Garner Hall and Mary Polly Seitz Hall. Jemima Ellen was born in Kalida (Putnam County), Ohio, likely in 1853. Jemima was born after 1850, because she was not listed in the 1850 census as a child of her parents, who lived in Putnam County, Ohio at the time. She had another sister born before her in Putnam County. The Marion County, Kansas census says she was 23 in 1850, which would place her birth date around 1853.

Benjamin Garner Hall was born on October 18, 1821 in Bremen, Fairfield County, Ohio. His parents were James Hall, who was born about 1790 (calculating from his age on his grave marker and Elizabeth Hall, whose maiden name might have been Garner. Their graves are located in the Grandview Cemetery, just north of Bremen, Ohio. The grave maker of James Hall says he died February 5, 1868 at 77. The date of death on the grave marker of his wife, Elizabeth says she died October 2, 185(illegible). However, the estate of James Hall states that he had a widow, by the name of Ellen, so he had remarried. The history of Fairfield County, Ohio for Pleasant Township mentions that Elizabeth Hall, Elizabeth Garner and Martha Garner were among the founders of the Pleasantville Methodist Church. The names are not in alphabetical order, and those three names are listed next to each other. The history of Bremen mentions that a Mr. Hall had a grist mill there. There is also buried in Grandview Cemetery a Susannah Hall Davis, wife of Thomas Davis and who died on May 26, 1870 at 49 years, 5 months and 7 days and the estate of James Hall states was his granddaughter’s name was Caroline Davis. James’ other son, David Hall married Polly’s sister, Carol Seitz. David died in Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio. Benjamin Garner Hall married Polly in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1843. David, Sr. owned 15 acres in Rushcreek Township, Fairfield, County, Ohio at the time of his death and his estate reports that his wife survived him. He nominated Jemima Hall as his executor, but his son David Hall, Jr. served as "Executor with Will Attached". Jemima (his daughter?) survived him, because she received a one eighth share from his estate. The executor, David, Jr. reported that Benjamin Hall owed the estate money, but it would cost more to go to Kansas and collect it than the amount of the death.

There is an abundance of information on the ancestry Mary Polly Seitz Hall, the mother of Jemima Ellen “Nina” Hall. Her parents were Abraham Seitz and Rebecca Hottel (Huddle) Seitz. Abraham Seitz was born on June 25, 1796 in Rockingham County, Virginia in the Shanandoah Valley. Rebecca Hottel (Huddle) Seitz. The parents of Abraham Seitz were Reverend Lewis (Ludwig in German) Seitz, Sr. and Catherine Anna Beery. Reverend Lewis Seitz, Sr. was a Primitive Baptist minister of some modest fame (the Fairfield County web site mentions him).

The Primitive Baptists were closely associated with the Mennonites. Lewis was likely born on January 5, 1763, at Dammhof near Adelshofen, Baden, to Dorothea Welck, an unmarried cousin of Johannes Seitz. Lewis came to America on board the ship Richmond as a baby. This ship docked in Philadelphia on October 20, 1764. Lewis became a minister and married Catherine Anna Beery in York County, Pennsylvania. In 1788 Lewis and family moved to Rockingham County, Virginia where 11 children were born to them. The slavery in Virginia upset Lewis greatly. So in 1801, Lewis lead his Primitive Baptist flock to newly founded Bremen in Fairfield County, Ohio, where he founded the Pleasant Run Primitive Baptist Church. There is still a Primitive Baptist Church on the site of Lewis’ original church and nearby cemetery (still called “Baptist Corners”) contains the graves of his wife, Anna and a plaque in his memory.

Lewis died of bilious pleurisy on May 10, 1823, at the home of John Schaeffer in Washington, Pennsylvania, while returning to his Fairfield County, Ohio, home from Pennsylvania and/or Virginia. The location of his actual grave is unknown. His wife, Catherine Anna was born January 30, 1768, probably in Shrewsbury township, York County, Penn., a daughter of John and Catharina (Hunsaker) Beery (Bieri in German, but of Swiss origin). She died September 30, 1831 in Fairfield County, Ohio. They had 15 children, 14 of whom married and raised families.

The son of Lewis and Caroline, Abraham Seitz was born on June 25, 1796 in Rockingham County, Virginia. He married Rebecca Hottel (also spelled Huddle) in Fairfield County, Ohio on December 7, 1817. Rebecca Hottel was born June 25, 1796 in Saumsville, Rockingham County, Virginia. She died October 22, 1857 in Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio. Abraham Seitz died on January 7, 1882 also in Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio and is buried in Riley Cemetery near Ottawa, Ohio. Rebecca Hottle was the daughter of Daniel Hottel, who was born in 1763 near Toms Brook, Virginia and died about 1823 in Rush Creek Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. On April 2, 1786 he married Mary Biedler (Beydler) who was born about 1768 and died about 1848 in Ohio.

Benjamin Garner Hall and Mary Polly Seitz Hall moved from Bremen, Ohio in about 1844 to a farm outside Kalida, Putnam County, Ohio. The Kalida newspaper mentions that Benjamin served as a juror on a murder trial during that time. Several of their children were born there. They then moved to Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas in the fall of 1868. He moved to Lyndon, because his married son, Abraham "Abe" Seitz Hall (born April 24, 1844 Fairfield County, Ohio, died May 18, 1909) Sweet, Idaho and his wife Ruth Carey Hall had moved there first. The Halls other children were Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall, born January 31, 1845 in Ottawa, Ohio, who married Eli Clevenger on April 24, 1862 in Putnam County, Ohio and who died May 23, 1907 in Lyndon, Kansas, but is buried in Clevenger Cemetery south of Kalida, Ohio. Rebecca Ann Hall, who was born about 1847 in Kalida, Ohio, who married Lyman Francis Holyoke on July 29, 1869 in Lyndon, Kansas and who died in child birth on April 9, 1871 in Lyndon, Kansas and who is buried Lyndon Kansas Cemetery with her child. Isaac Hall, who was born about 1848 and may have died young, since no trace is found of him as an adult. Mary Ann Hall, who was born January 1, 1850 in Putnam County, Ohio and married Charles Veach. She reared Benjamin Hall Jetmore, so much more is said of her later in this biography. Benjamin L. Hall, who was born about 1852 likely in Putnam County, Ohio about whom nothing has been found as an adult. Martha Jane Hall, who was born about 1856 in Kalida, Ohio and who married Josiah Campnell, on December 25, 1876 likely in Putnam County, Ohio and who died March 13, 1908 likely in Putnam County, Ohio.

Benjamin is mentioned on the Lyndon, Kansas web site as one of the founders of Lyndon. He deeded part of the land where modern Lyndon is now located. They operated a hotel (the Lyndon Hotel) there for many years, which eventually burned and he became a farmer. Mary "Polly" (Seitz) Hall died first on October 25, 1869 in Lyndon, Kansas and is buried in the Lyndon Kansas Cemetery. After the death of Polly, his daughters kept house for him. His daughter, Jemima attended Professor Whitman’s school. Benjamin returned to Ohio and remarried Malinda E. Vail in June of 1870, who survived him. There is a Vail mentioned on the Kalida web site as a founder of Putnam County, Ohio. There was a sheriff Vail of Putnam County and a Vail Hotel in Kalida, all of which suggest Malinda also came from Kalida. Both Benjamin and Malinda were active in the Methodist Church.

The Osage County, Kansas Clerk of Court web site lists the wedding license of the Jetmores, as “Charles Jetmore” and “Jenima E. Hall” from Book B, Page 0044. John Charles and Jemima Jetmore married in Osage County, Kansas, because that is where her parents lived.

The Halls first moved to a farm outside Kalida (Putnam County), Ohio In 1890 the Marion County, Kansas census lists Charles and Jemima as “Charles” and “Jennive Ella Jetmore”, with no children. It says John Charles was a stone mason. However, there is a web page for the Hall family that says he was a railroader, which makes sense, considering how much he got around in his lifetime. Benjamin Jetmore was born to them in Marion County, Kansas on November 29, 1883. The 1890 Marion County, Kansas shows that Sampson and Mary were still living there at that time, but without their children –– presumably because they were grown and out on their own. John Charles and Jemima Jetmore are not listed in 1890 census for Marion, Kansas. Jemima died in Leadville, Colorado in January of 1888. There is buried in Highland Cemetery (aka Marion City Cemetery) an unnamed Jetmore child, who died on July 21, 1888, who was the child of “Charles” Jetmore. This child almost had to be the child of Jemima. Since this death is some six months after the death of Jemima, it leads to the suspicion that Jemima died in childbirth and the baby was sent to Marion County relatives to rear, where the child died in infancy.

John Charles seems to have taken no interest in his son, Benjamin Hall Jetmore. His daughter, Rose M. Jetmore King was the informant on his death certificate and she did not know the names of his parents. If she did not know the name of her grandparents, it is safe to assume he was never around while she was growing up. Benjamin Jetmore ended up being placed in the farm of his maternal aunt, Mary Ann Hall Veach, who was born January 1, 1850 in Putnam County, Ohio and her husband Martin Luther Veach, who was born September 3, 1849. The Veaches were married in Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas on October 4, 1870. The Veach family history mentions Martin’s stay in Kansas and his return to Kalida, Ohio. The 1900 census reports that Benjamin Jetmore was living on the farm of Martin Luther Veach in Putnam County, Ohio in 1900, without either of his parents. The Veaches were widely respected in the Kalida community. Martin Luther Veach died on March 1, 1914 and Mary Ann Hall Veach died on August 25, 1925, both in Kalida, Ohio.

Benjamin Hall Jetmore married Mary Elizabeth Summers, daughter of John William Summers and Rosa Clevenger “Rosella” Summers, on September 4, 1905 in Kalida, Ohio. The Clevengers were of Scottish descent. There were a lot of Clevengers. They came to America in the 1700s from Scotland. They ended up in Virginia and then migrated to Franklin County, which is now where Columbus is. Several brothers then moved on to Putnam County, where they were among the first settlers to arrive. The Kalida web site mentions George Clevenger as one of its first pioneers. George and his wife Elizabeth (Betsey) Sarber Clevenger were Mary Summer Jetmore’s great grandparents. George Clevenger was born May 30, 1808 likely in Franklin County, Ohio and died August 20, 1885 in Putnam County, Ohio. The Kalida area drained into the Ottawa River (Hog Creek). The land was originally covered with forests and was part of the Great Black Swamp. After the land was cleared to develop agriculture, ditches and clay tiles were needed to aide in drainage of the soil to make it suitable for farming. Many small tile mills were founded in the area to provide the needed tile. The Clevengers were among those families who converted the Great Black Swamp into productive farm land.

George Clevernger married Elizabeth “Betsey” Sarber Clevenger, Betsey was born October 19, 1831 likely in Allen County, Ohio and died March 11, 1860 in Putnam County, Ohio. An Abraham Sarber (wife Louisa Hendren), who had settled in Putnam County in 1831, founded the town of Kalida, the county seat of that county, on several tracts of land he had bought. He was the first Town Director of Kalida and a Guthrie & Sarber built a grist mill on Hog Creek at Kalida in 1836. They married on September 14, 1830 in Franklin County, Ohio. One of their sons John was the grandfather to Betsey. However, in 1836 Abraham sold out and moved to Iroquois County, Illinois. Sarber is a German name that was spelled Sarver in German. They likely immigrated from Rush Township, Fairfield, Ohio since the Sarber family intermarried with many of the same surnames as the Seitzs and Beerys. Abraham’s son had a son by the name of Adam Sarber who almost certainly was the father of Betsey Sarber. Bestesy’s father, Adam was born November 21, 1809 and died July 2, 1899. He married a Kathern in Franklin County, Ohio, whose last name is not known.

George Clevenger’s son, John S. Clevenger was born April 21, 1832 in Putnam County, Ohio, died March 11, 1860 in Allen County, Ohio. His wife, Francis P. Long was born October 19, 1831 likely in Allen County, Ohio. They married on August 18, 1854 in Allen County, Ohio. Rosella Clevenger, the mother of Mary Summers Jetmore, was born to them on September 21, 1857 in Putman County, Ohio. Francis died February 20, 1858 in Putnam County, Ohio.

John Clevenger and Francis Clevenger and George and Elizabeth Clevenger are buried in the Clevenger Cemetery, which is just south of Kalida. Their respective graves are pretty much next to each other in a rough line.

The Summers ancestors of Mary Summers Jetmore were of Irish descent. Rosa Clevenger married John Summers. John W. Summers was the son of William Summers, who had to have been a real character. He was born in Ireland. His family seems to have been at odds with the British Crown. William went to sea, traveled all over the world and had all kinds of interesting adventures. He was injured on a ship and apparently decided to settle down, with the help of gold he panned in the California gold rush. He went back to Ireland and took a wife, Mary Martin. They came to America and first settled in Seneca County, Ohio, where Mary’s father, John W. Summers was born. William then moved to Putnam County, where he established a farm. He was post master of Kalida and founded the Kalida Masonic Lodge. The Kalida Lodge web site mentions that. John W. Summers married Rosa Clevenger. Their child was Mary Summers Jetmore.

William P. Summers died in Kalida, Ohio on April 28, 1910, survived by Mary Martin Summers. It is not known when and where his wife, Mary died.

Since both of the parents of Rosella Clevenger (mother of Mary Summers Jetmore), John and Francis Long Clevenger, died young, John’s mother Betsey brought up their child, Rosa “Rosella”. While living with her grandmother Betsey Clevenger, Rosa sewed a quilt in 1879, on which she sewed her name and the date.

Mary Summers Jetmore’s father, John W. Summers was born on August 15, 1861 in Adrian (Seneca County), Ohio. He married Rose “Rosella” Clevenger on August 27, 1885 in Putnam County, Ohio,

Mary Summers Jetmore was born September 6, 1887 in Putnam County, Ohio near Kalida. Unfortunately, her mother Rosella Clevenger Summers died on July 25, 1898 and is buried in Clevenger Cemetery.

On April 11,1900, John Summers married Rosa Endlin of Elida Ohio. Elida is a nearby very small town just outside Lima in Allen County, Ohio. Rosa Enslen was the daughter of John H. Enslen , a prominent Elida merchant, and Ella Laumiller Enslen.

The two Rosas knew each other. There is a page in Rosa Endlin’s autograph book signed by Rosa Clevenger.

Neither William Summers nor John Summers belonged to any church. However, the rest of the very Irish Summers clan was devoutly Catholic. According to a family account, after the death of Rosella, a Catholic Summers aunt took in Mary Summer Jetmore as a young child and started her on instructions to be a Catholic. Rosa Enslen was a Methodist. So, after marrying John Summers, she brought up Mary Summer Jetmore as a Methodist.

John Summers was a prominent farmer, who lived just outside Kalida, Ohio for much of his adult life. However, according to family stories, in later years, he ran a general store in Kalida. Confirming this, he death certificate recites that he was a merchant. John died on April 28, 1910 in Kalida, Ohio, at the age of 49, of hepatitis, survived by Rose Enslen Summers. He is buried with Rosa Clevenger Summers in Clevenger Cemetery. It is not known when and where Rose Enslen Summers died or where she is buried. However, Rose Jetmore King had Rose Enslen’s autograph book among her things, which would indicate she was in active contact with John’s descendents at the time of her death.

Benjamin Hall Jetmore and Mary Summers Jetmore married in the Methodist Church in Kalida, Ohio on September 4, 1905.

It is likely that Benjamin and Mary met in this church, since the Veach family history mentions that the Veaches attended this church, which would mean they were taking Benjamin there. Rosa Enslin Summers was taking her step daughter, Mary to that church as well.

The Jetmores had three daughters, namely Rose Marie Jetmore, who was born December 10, 1906 in Kalida, Ohio, Gertrude S. Jetmore, who was born March 6, 1909 in Kalida, Ohio and Kathryn Jetmore, who was born April 24, 1912 in West Liberty, Ohio.

Benjamin Hall Jetmore worked most of his life as a conductor on the interurban, which was an electric railroad car service among various Ohio cities, but which went out of business with the advent of the automobile.

The Jetmores lived many years, up until the time of their deaths, at 87 Greenmont, Springfield, Ohio. After the interurban went under, he worked for a while as a bus driver for the Springfield bus service and worked briefly in a defense factory during World War II. Probably not coincidently, the home overlooked the main rail line through Springfield. The home was across the street from a hill with a park at its foot and a water tower at the top. At that time, this area was known as the Standpipe. They had a retirement home first in Bradenton and then in Zephyhills, Florida.

Mary Summers Jetmore died in Springfield, Ohio February 7, 1966. She is buried in Vale Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio. Benjamin Jetmore died October 5, 1968 in Springfield, Ohio in a nursing home and is also buried in Vale Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio.

Rose Marie Jetmore King married Hamlin Caldwell King, Sr. in July of 1940 in Springfield, Ohio. She had been a school teacher, but became a homemaker upon getting married. Hamlin was born June 28, 1894 in Vanlue, Hancock County, Ohio. They lived most of their lives in Springfield Ohio, where he taught school, was a school principal and managed an office building. Hamlin Caldwell King, Sr. was the son of Robert Leffler King and Lola Montez Askam. The King family built much of downtown Springfield in the mid to late 1800s. Hamlin died October 25, 1978 in Zephyr Hills, Florida and is buried in Oakside Cemetery, Zephyrhills, Florida. Rose Marie Jetmore King died on May 22, 2001 in Zephyr Hills Florida and is buried in Oakside Cemetery, Zephyrhills, Florida.

Gertrude S. Jetmore, married David P. Hamilton, Jr. in 1941. David died in Springfield in 1988. Gertrude died April 6, 1992 in a nursing home in Fairfield, Ohio. They also lived most of their lives in Springfield, Ohio where they owned and operated a tin shop. Both Hamiltons are buried in Vale Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio next to the Jetmores.

Kathryn Jetmore was married much of her life to David Rodeheffer, whom she eventually divorced. She was a registered nurse. While married to David Rodeheffer, she lived in Detroit. She lived for a while in Redwood, California and retired to Zephyrhills, Florida. She married a man with the last name of Fenster in Zephyrhills, Florida, which marriage also ended in divorce. She then married Douglas Hamm in Denver, Colorado, but lived in Zephyrhills. She died February 5, 1994 in Zephyrhills, Florida and was cremated. Her urn is located in Chapel Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, along with that of her husband, Douglas Hamm are situated on State Route 301 between Zephyrhills and Dade City, Florida.

When Benjamin Garner Hall died in Lyndon, Kansas on March 7, 1890, the local paper gave him a rave review obituary.

He died without a will. His children successfully contested in court the inheritance of his widow, Malinda E. Vail Hall, including from Mary Ann Hall Veach, as the guardian for five year old Benjamin Hall Jetmore. Under Kansas law, his estate paid out an inheritance to John Charles Jetmore, the widower of his daughter, Jemima. Interestingly, John Charles, as the widower of Jemima received an inheritance from the estate of Benjamin Garner Hall, which was larger than what Jemima’s son, Benjamin Jetmore received.

Malinda E. Vail Hall moved to Council Grove, Kansas, where she was the only family member to contribute information on Benjamin to the Annals of Lyndon. It is not known when she died. Benjamin Hall is buried with his first wife Polly in the Lyndon Kansas Cemetery.

Sampson Jetmore died on October 20, 1903 in Marion, Kansas. Mary (Hezelton) Jetmore died on Mary Hazelton in Muncie, Indiana at 901 Jefferson Street, which was the home of John Isaac Jetmore, who was the son of Nathan A. Jetmore a brother of Sampson Jetmore. I don’t know whether she was just visiting there or was actually living there at the time of her death.. Both of the Jetmores are buried in Marion, Kansas City Cemetery.

On December 19, 1888 John Charles Jetmore remarried Mary Jane "Jennie" Dewey in Mc Cook, Red Willow County, Nebraska. She was only 16 at the time. She was born in Cumming County, Nebraska in about 1872. She was the daughter of Anthony Dewey and Rebecca E. Holliday Dewey. I do not know what he was doing in Nebraska, since he had been living in Colorado and soon was living there again. A suspicion is that it was a stop for his railroad job. They had a daughter, Maude Jetmore in about 1889. The name “Maud” is interesting. John Charles had a sister, Mary Caroline Jetmore who went by the name of Maud. His sister, Maud Jetmore was born on February 25, 1871 in Missouri. She married William Thomas Musick, likely in Eureka, Illinois. William Thomas Musick was the brother of Hannah Grace Musick, who married, Harvey Absolum Jetmore, the brother of John Charles and Maud. Maude married William Waite on September 14, 1908 in Littleton, Colorado and divorced him in Arapahoe County, Colorado on May 29, 1912 (docket #001509). The 1910 census for Sheridan, Colorado shows Maude living with John Charles, reports she had been married two years and had no children. Her mother, Mary Jane Dewey Jetmore remarried Charles W. Bowman in Denver Colorado on January 31, 1906.
John Charles lived in 1900 in Boulder, Colorado where he owned two mining claims with a T. F. Canfield. He also bought real estate in Boulder in 1900, which he sold in 1901. He divorced Mary Jane "Jennie" Dewey in Boulder on the grounds of desertion on February 1, 1899 in Boulder, Colorado. John Charles had sent their child, Maud to live with a sister out of state.

John Charles Jetmore remarried Elizabeth “Lizzie” Williams Campbell (not known where) in about 1900. John Charles had boarded in the home of Elizabeth and her mother in Boulder in about 1897. Lizzie was born in May of 1870 in West Liberty, Iowa. She was the widow of John Charles "Tim" Campbell, who was born August 29, 1865 in Saint Louis City, Missouri, the son of Alexander Campbell and Margaret Hayes Campbell. He died on March 19, 1894 in Boulder, Boulder Co., Colorado. Elizabeth had three children by Tim. They were Joseph Robert Campbell, who was born November 10, 1888 in Boulder, Boulder Co., Colorado, Joseph married Mary Mae Davis on June 14, 1922 in Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado. Joseph died May 6, 1962 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon. Pauline Elizabeth Campbell, who was born January 24, 1890 in Boulder, Colorado. She married Claude G. Latimer on July 26, 1909. She died October 20, 1983 in Fulton County, Georgia. William Albert Campbell, who was born July 9, 1892 in Boulder, Colorado. He married Altagracia Salagado. It is not known where and when he died.

Between 1906 and 1911 John Charles operated a barber shop in Sheridan, Colorado, a suburb of Denver (mentioned on the Sheridan web site). However, on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census John Charles is listed as a carpenter. John Charles and Elizabeth had three daughters and a son in their home in 1920 and were living in Fort Hauchaca, Arizona. The couple had four children on their own. His daughters reported that John Charles ruled the household with an iron fist.

Cathern Adda Jetmore, who was born on January 23, 1901 likely in Boulder. She married Henry Gordon Glore before 1930, who was born on September 23, 1870. The sisters reported that John Charles was very displeased that Cathern married Henry Glore, because he was so much older than her. Henry had been a friend or business associate of John Charles. Henry died on May 24, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. In 1942, Cathern Adda was working as a grocery clerk and living at 1667 Neptune Ave., Wilmington, California. Cathern Adda remarried Charles Fredelle Manifold, who was born on December 27, 1892 in California and died on June 28, 1959 in California. Cathern died on December 3, 1988 in Yucapipa, San Bernadino County, California.

Charles Arthur Jetmore was born August 8, 1903 in Denver, Colorado and died as a student on April 11, 1925 in Nogales, Arizona. All three of his sisters reported to one of my cousins that John Charles became outraged with their brother, Charles Arthur Jetmore, who beat him so badly that he died a year later of his injuries. However, his death certificate says he died of Interstitial Hepatitis, compounded by Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Mary Hazel Jetmore was born on January 7, 1906, likely in Sheridan, Colorado. She married Frank R. Faulkner, who was born on December 27, 1905 in Utah and died on April 13, 1973 in
San Diego, California. Mary Hazel died on February 26, 1991 in San Bernadino County, California.

Dorothy M. Jetmore was born on November 27, 1910 in Ft. Huachaca, Arizona. She married Adelbert A. Sterling, a civil engineer, who was born on November 27, 1911. Adelbert died on February 14, 2001 in Yucapipa, San Bernadino County, California.

Dorothy worked as a grocery clerk in 1930 in Los Angeles. She died February 7, 1992 in Yucapipa, San Bernadino County, California. Late in life the two of the sisters lived in the same mobile home court in Yucapipa, California and the other lived close by. The sisters had a close relationship with each other. At that time, they were always to be found in good humor, despite many age related illnesses.

John Charles Jetmore died of stomach cancer on July 21, 1923 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He is also buried in the Marion, Kansas City Cemetery as Charles Jetmore, with no date of death given.

His widow, Elizabeth May Jetmore died December 18, 1945 in Tucson, Arizona. Her street address at that time was 908 S. Park Street. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.


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