|John Hartt was born Sept 6, 1896 in Sheridan, Montana a second son of Judah and 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 Colorado.
They bought their first home in the Selle District North of Sandpoint in 1925. He and his family operated the Hartt and Sons Livestock Co. near Rawlins, Wyoming where he also homesteaded in the early 1930's. 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 these things included horseback riding prospecting and fishing. He also enjoyed collecting interesting rocks.
His family will always remember him for his gentle and considerate ways.
John passed away Sunday evening, November 3, 1969 at Winterhaven, California, where he and his wife had gone for the winter from their ranch home on the Eastside road at Priest River Idaho. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday Nov. 6, 1969 at the Free Methodist church with Rev. Marlow Thompson officiating. Interment will be at the Evergreen cemetery.
His wife Jewel three sons, Frank and Gerald of Priest River River Idaho and Bill of Ione Wash. a daughter Mrs. Shirley Lindell of Livingston, Montana. 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Sherman Funeral Home handled arrangements.|