John Arnott1

M, #17, b. 10 June 1893, d. circa 18 June 1900
Last Edited=4 Dec 2015
     John Arnott, son of John Hunter Arnott and Helen Monro, was born on 10 June 1893 at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.2 John Arnott was the son of John Hunter Arnott and Helen Monro.

John Arnott appeared on the United States census of 1900 in the household of John Hunter Arnott at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.3

John Arnott died circa 18 June 1900 at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado. This article from the Elk Mountain Pilot describes John's sad death: "Last Saturday afternoon in company with another boy about of his own age, John Arnott, Jr., aged 7 years attempted to catch ne of Sam Smith's horses on the hill west of town, with the result that the horse kicked him squarely in the face, nearly killing him. His nose was terribly smashed, necessitating an operation, which was performed Monday afternoon by Drs. Rockefeller and Walker. At first it was thought that recovery was impossible, but the boy now promises to pull through all right. Later: He died as we go to press."4 John was buried at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado. In the Elk Mountain Pilot: "The funeral services over little John Arnott were held at the family residence last Thursday afternoon. Rev. J. L. Read officiated and the U.C. choir rendered several beautiful hymns. The funeral cortege was one of the longest ever seen in the city." There is no headstone for young John Arnott.1,4

In the Elk Mountain Pilot after the death and funeral for their son, John, was this Card of Thanks: "To those kind friends who by word and deed aided and comforted us at the time of our recent affliction we desire to express thanks. We especially wish to thank Mrs. Jamieson, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Charter, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Snyder, Mrs. Kerr, Ralph Neesham, Rev. Read and the Choir."

Immediately below this card of thanks was this Resolutions of Respect: "Whereas, It has come to the knowledge of the Board of Trustees of the town of Crested Butte that John, Jr., eldest son of our efficient Marshal, was stricken do whilst in the midst of childhood and happiness, therefore be it Resolved, That the Board submit to the providence of an all wise Healer in this hour of affliction placed on the family and tender to the suffering friends our solicitude and kindly feelings in this their hour of sorrow. Be it further Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the records, a copy published in the Pilot, and a copy presented to the Arnott family.5

Citations

  1. [S124] Personal knowledge of this researcher, Lynell Arnott (Florence, Arizona), from family connections and information from family member's direct knowledge of events.
  2. [S414] Arnott Family, Family Bible - Arnott Family (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publishing information); Noreen Welch, Lakewood, Colorado. Hereinafter cited as Arnott Family Bible.
  3. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Supversion District 2, Enumeration District 140, Sheet 8, Line 1.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S160] Unknown author, Elk Mountain Pilot, Crested Butte, Colorado: June 19, 1900, issue.. Hereinafter cited as "An article in Elk Mountain Pilot, Crested Butte, Colorado."
  5. [S160] Unknown author, Elk Mountain Pilot, Crested Butte, Colorado: A July, 1900, issue.. Hereinafter cited as "An article in Elk Mountain Pilot, Crested Butte, Colorado."