Cannie Dacy Crewdson Jarrett

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, May 5, 1955

Cannie Jarrett, Pioneer, Dead

Mrs. Cannie Jarrett, 86, who entered upon her first business venture when she was 85, died yesterday morning at 6:50 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She had been hospitalized for two day about a month ago, but was bedfast only two weeks, and her last stay at the hospital was for four days.

Mrs. Jarrett became a business woman for the first time in her life just a year ago, May 1, 1954, when she and her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Chasteen, purchased the former Schneckloth apartment house at 942 7th St., Clarkston.

Mrs. Jarrett was born Cannie Crewdson July 2, 1868, near Glenwood, Iowa, and was the last of nine brothers and sisters.

Her first marriage was to Seth Gifford in 1889 at Oelrich, S. D.

In 1894 the couple, responding to an urge to go West, left their brick home in Iowa, and taking their three small children with them, joined a covered wagon train. Their first home at Gifford, Idaho, had earth for a floor, instead of the carpeted home they had left, and even had earth for a roof, she told friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Gifford homesteaded in that area, built their home there and gave the name of Gifford to the little town. They also served as postmaster and postmistress for the community for 10 years. They were divorced and he died in 1914.

She married Miles Jarrett at Lewiston in 1912. They farmed in the Gifford and Lenore areas for about 20 years and lived at Clarkston and Lewiston part of the time. Her first residence here was in 1926 and she had lived here intermittently since that time. She sold her home at Lewiston in 1953 to retire to an apartment at Clarkston.

She had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than 70 years.

Survivors, besides Mrs. Chasteen, are five other daughters, Mrs. Mabel Mitzimberg, Mrs. Lola Davis, Mrs. Mildred Hill, Mrs. Francis Fisher, all of Clarkston and Mrs. Bonnie Sloan of Troy, Mont., and one son Burton Gifford, of Lewiston. There are also 23 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Merchant Chapel. The Rev. George R. Hendrick, pastor of Clarkston First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Vineland Cemetery, Clarkston.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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