John Kent

John Kent

Northumberland, England
Death 10 Feb 1945 (aged 66)
Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot ROE_79_15_2
Memorial ID 79822422 · View Source
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Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Jul 11, 1945
John Kent, 66, Leading Rancher Dies in Hospital

John Kent, 66, prominent Sweetwater county stockman and former state legislator, died at 5’oclck Tuesday afternoon at Wyoming General hospital. He entered the hospital about four weeks ago suffering from influenza and his death resulted from complications of the attack.

Born Dec. 6, 1878 in Northumberland, England, he had been a resident of this county since 1887. He came to Rock Springs with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kent and a brother, Harry and a sister, Margaret Ann. The family made their home on the Kent ranch 11 ½ miles south of here. This ranch has been a picnic site for Rock Springs residents for many years.

The elder Kent came to Rock Springs ten years before he brought his family to the United States. He first worked in the coal mines but after an accident took up on the land south of the city. For many years the Kent truck garden was one of the finest in the state. William Kent returned to England to accompany his family here.

John Kent was interest in the development of Sweetwater county and was always regarded as a friend of the laboring men. During the four years he served in the state legislature he supported labor’s programs.

He followed after his father’s avocation of gardening and farming. The products grown at the Kent ranch were of the best. Twenty years ago he and his two sisters, Margaret Ann and Mary Jane Kent entered the cattle business.

Survivors include his brother, Harry Kent of Rock Springs and two sisters, with whom he made his home at the ranch; an aunt, Mrs. Margaret Baty who resides in England and a cousin, William Edward Kent of Victoria, B.C. His father died Aug. 7, 1929 and his mother died Feb. 5, 1932.

Funeral arrangements in charge of Rogan mortuary will be announced later.

Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Jul 13, 1945

Funeral services for John Kent, who died Tuesday at Wyoming General hospital, will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the Congregational church. The Rev. J. Vincent Crane will officiate and burial will be in Mountain View cemetery.

Pallbearers will be W.T. Nightingale, Robert Murphy, John C. Erickson, Howard Rodda, John Wataha and Charles Sheddon.

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