Dayett ~ John W. Dayett, father of S. Elwood Dayett of this city, died at his home near Cooch's Bridge, on Thursday morning. He was buried at Mt. Salem Cemetery, services being conducted at his late residence. In addition to the son in this city, he leaves a wife and four other children: Henry L. Dayett of Glasgow and John Sherman Dayett, both by his first wife and J. Irvin Dayett of Glasgow and Mrs. Lillie Garrett by his second wife.
Mr. Dayett formerly was the president of New Castle County Levy Court and was also a member of the House of Representatives from Pencader hundred many years ago. He served as Levy County Commissioner from 1900 to 1913. He was one of the original directors of the Newark Trust and Safe Deposit Company. He had been retired for some years, his mill business at Glasgow being conducted by his son, J. Irvin Dayett.
The deceased was a son of Adam and Eliza Dayett and was born in Pencader hundred where he lived all his life. He learned the trade of a miller under his father and for many years, conducted what was known as the old Dayett mill below Glasgow. In 1894 he purchased the well known Cooch mill at Cooch's Bridge, which he conducted until his retirement from active business.
Mr. Dayett's first wife was Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wright. She died in 1878. His second wife, who survives, is a sister of Benjamin A. Groves. He was a member of Mt. Salem M.E. Church. In politics, he was a staunch Republican and in addtiion to the offices mentioned, also was assessor of Pencader hundred many years. The Star 1916