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John Allen Mette
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1865
Edgefield
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1931
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

My Grandfather, John Allen Mette was born in Madison, Oconee,Edgefield Dist. SC Died in Charleston, SC,

He was the son of Henry Christian Mette and Adeline Belle Holland

Married Cecil Geneva Royal abt April 02, 1900 in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia ,

Occupation:
Lawyer
1910..Postmaster Summerville Village, Richmond Georgia
1920.Teacher in public school
1930..Printer


A SKETCH written by John Allen Mette

I was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, October 16, 1864.When I was a boy I went to the Edgefield Academy. When 16 years of age, I lived in Columbia and worked as a printer on the Palmetto Yeoman.

I was a student at the University of South Carolina in the class of'81 - '84

When 21 years of age, I began the practice of law, where I devoted three years to study and forensic training. Since then I have been principal of several high and graded schools and publisher and editor of a weekly newspaper, The voice of Labor, afterwards The Mirror,in Augusta, Ga.

My father, Henry Christian Mette, was a Saxon. He was born in Germany. My mother, Addie Belle Holland, was English and Scotch. She was a native of South Carolina

My wife's maiden name was Cecil Geneva Royal, of English and Scotch ancestry, she is a native of Georgia. We have eight children, four boys and four girls. One of the boys is married and one is dead. Five of the children are going to school, and the baby, two years of age, is a little girl with blue eyes and golden hair.

He is interred next to his wife, Cecil Geneva Royal Mette in family burial plot. Three of their eight children, Albert Blatchford Mette, Victor D. Mette and Norman Royal Mette are also interred in family plot.

1920 United States Federal Census
about John A Mette
Name: John A Mette
Home in 1920: Charleston Ward 5, Charleston, South Carolina
Age: 55
[25]
Estimated birth year: abt 1865
[abt 1895]
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Cecil V Mette
Father's Birth Place: South Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Marital Status: Married
[Widow]
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John A Mette 55
[25]
Cecil V Mette 36
John W Mette 17
Albert B Mette 14
Mary E Mette 12
Victor H Mette 8
Norman R Mette 5
Adeline G Mette 3

Mette Family Picture:
From left to Right:
Top row.........Albert Blatchford & Mary Evelyn
Center row......Victor D. John Allen, Norman Royal
On fathers lap:
(Lt) Adelyn Geneva
(Rt) Florence Hilda 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Christian Jacob Mette (1828 - 1910)
  Adaline Belle Holland Mette (1839 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Cecil Geneva Royal Mette (1884 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  John Wayland Mette (1903 - 1984)*
  Albert Blatchford Mette (1905 - 1925)*
  Mary Evelyn Goddard Yantis Mette Cooper (1908 - 1988)*
  Victor D. Mette (1911 - 1943)*
  Norman Royal Mette (1914 - 1985)*
  Adelyn Geneva Mette Strezlec (1917 - 1988)*
  Florence Hilda Mette Bailey (1920 - 1974)*
  Freda Mette McEwen (1925 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Allen Mette (1865 - 1931)
  Robert Joseph Mette (1868 - 1948)**
  Ida Geneva Mette Hawes (1875 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bethany Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Juanda Owens B.
Record added: Feb 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13215937
John Allen Mette
Added by: Juanda Owens B.
 
John Allen Mette
Added by: Juanda Owens B.
 
John Allen Mette
Added by: Juanda Owens B.
 
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