|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1852|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1929|
R.F. was the son of Richard Pellet Jr. and Ellen Decker Pellet. His twin Royal died at birth. His father died when he was 11 months old and he lived with his maternal grandparents John and Sibyl Decker after his mother remarried and helped on their farm. On December 23, 1874, he was married to Cora R. Steel. They were parents of one child, Charles Waldo Pellet. She died September 27, 1881, and R.F. and his son came to Kansas in 1884. In 1886 he married Carrie Ida Helder. They were parents of one daughter, Cora Ada. They lived on a farm near Pleasant Grove, later engaging in the grocery business in Lawrence. In 1905 he entered the government service, spending two years on the Pottawatomie Indian Reservation and twelve years at Haskell Indian Institute in Lawrence where he was responsible for the dairy section. In August, 1911, he was injured by a bull, from which he never completely recovered. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. He died at age 76 years, 8 months and 15 days and was buried in Lawrence, but later removed to Cadmus since his wife had to be buried there due to gas rationing during the war.
*His surname was originally spelled Pellet. When he applied for a government position at Haskell, his name was spelled wrong on his records. He was unable to get the spelling corrected so he had to use Pellett.
Richard Pellett (1829 - 1853)
Elanor L. Decker Whittaker (1832 - 1870)
Cora Rebecca Steel Pellett (____ - 1881)
Ida Iva Helder Pellett (1869 - 1944)
Charles Waldo Pellet (1876 - 1936)*
Cora Ada Pellet Stainbrook (1890 - 1971)*
Elm Grove Cadmus Cemetery
Created by: Kim Kerr
Record added: Jul 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20652087
In memory of my great-grandfather.|
Added: Jul. 16, 2009