PETTIT, G. Clarence 1875-1952
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11
G. C. Pettit Dies Suddenly In Florida
He And His Wife Arrived In Florida Only A Week Before His Death; Services Will Be At Grundy Center
G. C. Pettit, who spent practically all of his life in Grundy county, died at St. Petersburg, Florida, on Tuesday. The end came quite suddenly. Mrs. Pettit called her daughter, Mrs. Cleo Jarrard, at Grundy Center Tuesday evening and conveyed the sad news. Mrs. Jarrard left for Florida by plane Wednesday and expected to arrive at St. Petersburg Wednesday evening. The body will be sent to Grundy Center and it is expected to reach here the last of the week. Date for funeral services can not be made until later. Mr. Pettit was 77 years old.
The news of Mr. Pettit's death will be received with deep regret by the many friends of the Pettit family. While he had been afflicted with asthma for several years there seemed to have been no change in his condition the past year and none of his friends were prepared for his sudden passing. During the past seven years Mr. and Mrs. Pettit had spent the winter months in Florida for the benefit of his health.
Born in Tama County
Mr. Pettit was born in Tama county. At the age of six months he came with his parents to Beaman where he grew to manhood. In his early years he worked as a harness maker and telegraph operator and for nine years he was engaged in farming in Clay township. Later he engaged in the lumber business at Beaman. Mr. and Mrs. Pettit first met in Beaman where she was employed as a school teacher. They were married in Burlington June 28th, 1899, and they observed their 50th wedding anniversary a little over three years ago.
Mr. Pettit and family moved to Grundy Center in 1914 where he engaged in the hardware business with W. E. Morrison. Six years later he disposed of his interest in the hardware business and accepted the managership of the Fullerton Lumber Company in Grundy Center, which position he held until 1933. A little later he re-entered the hardware business which he and his wife operated until 1943 when they sold out to John High. Mr. Pettit retired from active business on account of his health. He became interested in farming after he retried from business and purchased a Grundy county farm.
Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mrs. Cleo Jarrard of Grundy Center, and a son, Donald, in California.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 December 1952, pg 1
Rites Tuesday For G. C. Pettit
Funeral services for G. C. Pettit who died in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Tuesday of last week were held at the Baptist church in Grundy Center Tuesday afternoon. Rev. A. D. Mohr, local Baptist pastor, officiated at the service. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mr. Pettit died very suddenly at his winter home in St. Petersburg following a heart attack Tuesday afternoon. He and Mrs. Pettit had come to Florida only a few days before.
The body was sent to Grundy Center and it arrived here by train Sunday morning. Cleo Jarrard, who flew to Florida after the death message was received, drove Mrs. Pettit home in the Pettit car. They arrived here Sunday.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 December 1952, pg 5
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