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John Kelly Hartt
1871 - 1952
Reprinted from Rawlins (Wyoming) Daily Times Tuesday, July 15, 1952 John K. Hartt, 81, pioneer livestock man and principal owner of three of Carbon and Freemont countiesí largest outfits, died yesterday at 10:15 a.m. at Baggs, while en route from one of his companyís summer headquarters at Hahnís Peak, Colorado to his home in Rawlins. Mr. Hartt came to Wyoming from Maine in 1894. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Hartt became ill at his headquarters early yesterday morning and an attempt was made to take him to the hospital in Rawlins by ambulance. Death occurred in the ambulance in Baggs. Mr. Harttís outfits included the Cow Creek Sheep Co. the Pioneer sheep Co. and the Yellowstone Sheep Co. In addition to his livestock interests he also was vice-president and director of the First National Bank of Rawlins and a director of Ferguson Mercantile Co. He also held extensive real estate properties in Rawlins. Survivors include his widow, Minnie, six daughters, Mrs. Harry (Pearl) Holmquist, Mrs. William (Marie) Harrison, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Higley, Mrs. J. Gordon (Louise) Mitchell, Mrs. Thomas (Catherine) Keffeler and Miss Dorothy Hartt; and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Rasmusson Shriner Mortunary, are pending arrival of relatives.
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