John Hartt was born Sep. 6, 1896, in Sheridan, Montana, a second son of Judah & Jennie Hartt. He lived in the state of Maine as a boy later moving to Wyoming with his parents. He served in the Navy in the First World War. He married Francis Jewel Needham on July 18, 1921, at Craig, CO. He and his family operated the Hartt and Sons Livestock Co. near Rawlins, WY, where he also homesteaded in the early 1930ís. The family later moved north of Sandpoint in 1936 where they farmed until they moved to the present Frank Hartt Farm in 1939. They purchased their last home in 1944. John worked in the lumber mills and on the railroad. He retired from the Great Northern Railroad in 1955. Since that time he and Jewel have spent many pleasant winters in Southern California occupied in doing the things he enjoyed including horseback riding, prospecting and fishing. He also enjoyed collecting interesting rocks. His family will always remember him for his gentle and considerate ways. They had the following children: John 1924-1993, Benton 1925-1939, Shirley 1928, Gerald 1933-1987, William 1938-2006
Priest River, Bonner County
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