|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2004|
Melvin Dennis Bluejacket is a great great great grandson of Chief Bluejacket and Clear Water Baby. Chief Bluejacket was the last War Chief of the Shawnee Indians and a signer of the Treaty of Greenville, ceding Indian lands that became the Northwest Territory of the United States, on 3 Aug 1795, in Greenville, Ohio.
Melvin Dennis Bluejacket, 78, died Sunday afternoon (Feb. 8, 2004) at the VA Hospital in Wichita.
Mr. Bluejacket was born July 4, 1925 in Coffeyville to Edward Stephen and Etta Adeline (Cullins) Bluejacket. He attended the local school system and entered the United State Army in 1943. Serving during World War II as a military policeman, he received an honorable discharge for medical reasons in 1946. Returning to Coffeyville as a disabled Veteran, he was a lifetime resident and never married. He was a Loyal Shawnee and a member of the Cherokee Tribe. Known as "Blue", he enjoyed and excelled in pool and spent a great deal of time in the local pool parlor. He also enjoyed playing cards.
Survivors include one sister, Waneta Taylor of Red Bluff, Calif. He was proceeded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Fairview Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1022.
Edward A. Bluejacket (1864 - 1939)
Etta A. Cullins Bluejacket - Dehner (1884 - 1971)
Frank F Bluejacket (1912 - 1997)**
Melvin Dennis Bluejacket (1925 - 2004)
Maintained by: Linda Kincaid White
Originally Created by: Dan McGuire
Record added: Jan 01, 2009
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