POTEET, Arthur (1)

Male 1882 - 1918  (36 years)


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  • Name POTEET, Arthur (1) 
    Born 25 Jul 1882  Grant Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography


    • Biography by Jeanenne Pickett: 'Poteet and Maret - Home of Good Things to Eat' was the emblem for the new general merchandise business that was opened in Curtis in 1912. This establishment occupied the main floor of the newly constructed building that was built for them by L.R. Langevin on the west side of Main Street (now known as 115 Center Avenue).

      Arthur Poteet was born on near Maysville, Missouri. He accompanied his mother, Catherine Poteet and her other children to Frontier County Nebraska in the spring of 1908. Arthur Poteet had been connected with the general merchandise business for several years. He worked for Keiths in 1910 and 1911. Arthur's partner and brother in-law, Ira Maret, was also from Maysville, Missouri.

      In the store, the complete stock of goods was large and well arranged with the dry goods being in the northern half and grocery line in the southern half of the building.

      Ira Maret cut meat and stocked eggs, besides the usual business of running a store. He also was an entertainer, especially for the young customers, as he made sounds to imitate birds and chickens.

      In 1916, the Marets moved to Stoneham, Colorado and Willard Poteet became a partner with his brother Arthur. They changed the name of the store to Poteet Brothers Mercantile.

      Lillie (Floron) Carlon worked at the store and Raymond Fitner worked as a delivery boy.

      Tin token money was given to customers for eggs instead of cash. This token money was then used in trade.

      Arthur was a willing worker and booster for the community. He held various public offices in the town. The customers reported that both Arthur and Willard were always very cheerful energetic and completely accommodating. Deliveries were made regularly. First with the usual horse and buggy, then the Poteets bought a REO truck. This was the first delivery truck in Curtis.

      The Poteet brothers were building a most satisfactory trade. Life seemed to he fulfilled for each with a happy and loving family when tragedy struck. Arthur Poteet died NovemĀ­ber 8, 1918, of Spanish influenza and pneumonia. Willard Poteet died also of the Spanish influenza and pneumonia just two weeks later on November 16, 1918. The store was sold at that time.
    Census (desc) 1900  Grant Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his mother and working as a farm laborer 
    Census (desc) 1910  Sheridan Township, Frontier, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his sister Dora and brother-in-law Ira Maret, working as a salesman in a general store 
    _UID 8C2F3ABD959D2644A62408836945F6D31AFE 
    Died 8 Nov 1918 
    Cause: Spanish influenza 
    Person ID I5601  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2006 

    Father POTEET, Robert F.,   b. Mar 1848, Gentry, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Fairport, DeKalb, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother POST, Kathryn R.,   b. 8 May 1857, Sidney, Shelby, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1950, Longmont, Boulder Co., CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married Between 1870 and 1880 
    Family ID F1749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HINTON, Stella Blanche,   b. 11 Nov 1892, Stockville, Frontier, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1981  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1911  Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married at the home of her parents.
    Children 
     1. POTEET, Mearle,   b. 1912,   d. 29 Aug 1912  (Age 0 years)
     2. POTEET, Pauline,   b. 29 Aug 1913,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. POTEET, Eva,   b. 5 Jan 1916  (Age 105 years)
     4. POTEET, Dale,   b. 17 Jul 1918  (Age 102 years)
     5. POTEET, Gayle,   b. 17 Jul 1918  (Age 102 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F1988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart