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W.H. & S.E. Jetton Papers

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W.H. & S.E. Jetton Papers

Inventory of the W.H. and S.E. Jetton papers
MS0391

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Jetton, Sarah Elizabeth, 1913-2007
Creator
Jetton, William Howard, 1909-1985
Title
W.H. and S.E. Jetton papers
ID
MS0391
Date [inclusive]
1908-2007
Extent
0.2 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Collection 391 is a small collection of papers generated primarily by William Howard Jetton and his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, from 1908 to 2007.

Preferred Citation note

W.H. & S.E. Jetton Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

William Howard Jetton was born to William Alexander and Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton on June 23, 1909 in Davidson, North Carolina. He began his career in financial services in 1924 while still in high school, and while attending Davidson College, he continued to work at a bank part time. He matriculated through Davidson College, graduating on June 1, 1930. As the United States was gearing up for war in 1942, William Howard (as he was known) married Nancy Wharey Grey on June 25, 1942, in Davidson. He entered the Army soon after and served in uniform until 1945. After the war he resumed his career in financial services as a banker for the Piedmont Bank and Trust Company, residing in the Davidson area throughout his life. He died on August 2, 1985 at the age of 76. Sarah Elizabeth Jetton was born to William Alexander and Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton on July 16, 1913 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She received her education at Davidson and Salem colleges and later worked for the companies that preceded Barclays/American Corporation as an executive secretary. She worked for these companies for more than thirty years. Sarah Elizabeth, as she was known, was a member of the DAR. She never married, and was always close to her brother, Howard. She died on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at the age of 93.

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Scope and Contents note

Manuscript collection 391 contains a small assortment of papers primarily from William Howard Jetton (1909-1985) and his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Jetton (1913-2007). In addition, there are also a few items from their parents (William Alexander Jetton and Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton) and grandmothers (Annie Biddle Cobb Howard, and Mary Ann Potts Jetton). As the family has had a well-documented genealogy since its settlement in North Carolina, the Jettons have compiled considerable notes about their family, notes that are now contained in this collection. There is also a series of photographs in this collection, spanning from 1910 to 1997. As William Howard Jetton was a financial officer for a couple of different banks in the Davidson, North Carolina area, he accumulated an assortment of notes and newspaper articles about the banking industry, as is reflected in the first file in his subseries. Both Howard and his sister were members of The National Huguenot Society, and papers about this organization are found in both of their subseries. Also, being descended from veterans of the American Revolution and the Civil War, Sarah Elizabeth Jetton was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Membership certificates for some of these family members are in this collection. For the most-part this collection contains the papers of William Howard Jetton and his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, and it is the volume of these papers that gives this collection its name. In addition to their papers, there are also a few items from their parents and grand-mothers. Because this collection contains papers from three generations, the first series, entitled Personal Papers, is arranged by generation, beginning with Annie Biddle Cobb Howard and Mary Ann Potts Jetton. Annie Biddle Cobb married O’Kelley W. Howard (generation 1) and had at least one daughter—Sarah Grimes Howard, who married William Alexander Jetton (Generation 2). They had two children—William Howard Jetton and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton (Generation 3). William and his wife Nancy had no children, and Elizabeth never married, so it is with them that documentation of this family ends. Mary Ann Potts (also from Generation 1) married John Lewis Jetton and had several children including a son they named William Alexander, who married Sarah Grimes Howard (Generation 2).

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Arrangement note

The papers of William Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton are more voluminous than those of their ancestors, and are arranged chronologically in this collection. The papers of their elders are described briefly in paragraph form. Series II consists of a single item—a program for the tenth annual celebration honoring those who have made financial contributions to the Jetton Deferred Giving Society (dated September 11, 2007). Series III contains Jetton family genealogical notes. A few papers that could not be adequately identified or linked to the Jetton family are located in Series IV – Miscellaneous. The thirty-nine photographs that came with the collection constitute Series V and are listed separately. Series VI consists of three membership certificates to the DAR and the UDC.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte January 2008

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Acquired from Mrs. Melanie Jetton Bookout, in January 2008.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, Jan, 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Jetton family.

Personal Name(s)

  • Jetton, Sarah Elizabeth, 1913-2007
  • Jetton, William Howard, 1909-1985

Subject(s)

  • Banks and banking--North Carolina--Davidson
  • Businessmen--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Personal Papers

Series I, Subseries A: Generation 1

Box Folder

Annie Biddle Cobb Howard, 1849- 1914-1929

Scope and Contents note

Papers from 1914 to 1929, concerning William Herritage and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1 1

Mary Ann Potts Jetton, 1845-1918 1918

Scope and Contents note

Papers, 1918, consisting of a death certificate and a tax bill for 1918.

1 2

Series I, Subseries B: Generation 2

Box Folder

William Alexander Jetton, 1879-1943 1908-1943

Scope and Contents note

Papers from 1908 to 1943, including a letter written by W.A. Jetton to F.B. Allison (dated June 15, 1908); a driver's license (ca. 1935); a draft card (dated 1942); and an envelope from William Howard Jetton, addressed to W.A. Jetton (dated 1943).

1 3

Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton, 1881-1961 1909-1961

Scope and Contents note

Papers from 1909 to 1961, consisting of medical receipts for the birth of William Howard Jetton in 1909, her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and her obituary in 1961.

1 4

Series I, Subseries C: Generation 3

William Howard Jetton, 1909-1985

Box Folder

Banking notes 1916-1973

1 5

The Shorter Catechism circa 1920

1 6

Children's Founders Roll, Confederate Memorial Association

1 7

Davidson College graduation announcement 1930

1 8

Marriage 1942

1 9

Property Deed 1942

1 10

The National Huguenot Society 1974

1 11

Death Certificate 1985

12 12

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, 1913-2007

Box Folder

Delayed Certificate of Birth (for the year 1913) 1942

1 13

Notary Public

1 14

Baptismal Record

1 15

DAR record 1973

1 16

The National Huguenot Society 1974

1 17

Power of Attorney, appointed to W.H. Jetton. 1976

1 18

The Pines resolution of appreciation 2002

1 19

Funeral 2007

1 20

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Series II: Jetton Deferred Giving Society 2007

Scope and Contents note

Program for the Tenth Annual Celebration

Box
1
Folder
21

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Series III: Jetton Genealogy

Scope and Contents note

Genealogical notes

Box
1
Folder
22

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Series IV: Miscellaneous papers

Box
1
Folder
23

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Series V: Photographs

Box Folder item

William Howard Jetton, age 5 years; and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, age 10 months. June 10, 1914.

P32 13 P391/1
Box Folder

William Alexander Jetton, Sarah Howard Jetton, William Howard Jetton, and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton Oct. 1915

P32 13
Box Folder item

William Howard Jetton undated.

P32 13 P391/3

William Howard Jetton, taken while in service stationed at Lacoa, GA circa 1942.

P32 13 P391/4

William Howard Jetton circa 1960.

P32 13 P391/5

William Howard Jetton 1974

P32 13 P391/6

William Howard Jetton 1985

P32 13 P391/7

Nancy Grey Wharey Jetton circa 1933.

P32 13 P391/8

Aunt Rebecca Jetton Aug. 1960.

P32 13 P391/9-11

William Howard Jetton, Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton, Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, William Alexander Jetton 1931

P32 13 P391/12

William Howard Jetton, Sarah Elizabeth Jetton 1931

P32 13 P391/13

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton at Salem College, October 1931, age 18. October 1931

P32 13 P391/14

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton pointing at map of Charlotte, NC. circa 1945

P32 13 P391/15

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton circa 1946

P32 13 P391/16
Box Folder Map-case

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton's birthday Jan. 14, 1961

P32 13 P391/17-19
Box Folder item

Home of Sarah Howard Jetton and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, 1959

P32 13 P391/20-21

Home of Sarah Howard Jetton and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton 1962

P32 13 P391/22-23

Photograph of a portrait of S.E. Jetton (at age 28?).

P32 13 P391/24

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton circa 1960.

P32 13 P391/25

Photograph of paintings of William Howard Jetton and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton.

P32 13 P391/26

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton at the Perry wedding May 1987.

P32 13 P391/27

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton 1992

P32 13 P391/28

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton July 1992

P32 13 P391/29

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton July 1993

P32 13 P391/30

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton 1990-1999

P32 13 P391/31

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton 1990-1999

P32 13 P391/31

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton 1997

P32 13 P391/31

Sarah Elizabeth Jetton 1994

P32 13 P391/32

Jetton Drug Company circa 1914

P32 13 P391/33

Harry S. Caldwell inside the Jetton Drug Store circa 1914

P32 13 P391/35

Interior of the Jetton Drug Company circa 1914.

P32 13 P391/36

George McConnell and Roy Holler in the Jetton Drug Co. 1919

P32 13 P391/37

Inside the Jetton Drug Co. circa 1919

Scope and Contents note

Standing: George McConnell, Conrad J. Shelton, William H. Potts, Louis Potts. Seated: Ref Johnson, J.M. Blue, Everette Bose. W. A. Jetton standing in background.

P32 13 P391/38

Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton, William Howard Jetton, with sister-in-law, Bettie Christenbury Jetton, Sidney Lewis Jetton. circa 1910-1911

P32 13 P391/39

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Series VI: Certificates

Scope and Contents note

Three certificates of membership: (a). Certificate from the United Daughters of the Confederacy certifying Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton as a member of the Stonewall Jackson Chapter, Dec. 19, 1922; (b). Certificate from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution certifying Mary Biddle Howard as a member of the Henry Laurens Chapter, July 1, 1929; (c). Certificate from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution certifying Sarah Grimes Howard Jetton as a member of the Mary Slocumb Chapter, Nov. 14, 1929.

Box
OF11
Folder
4

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