Pettit, Skidmore Obituary 1928
Skidmore Pettit Dies; Jamaica Postmaster Skidmore Pettit Jr., Jamaica postmaster, died early Sunday at his home at 8725 115th St., Richmond Hill. He was 68 years old. Mr. Pettit was born in Brooklyn. For 20 years he was assistant postmaster at Jamaica, and for the past four years had been postmaster. President Coolidge reappointed him for a four-year term on Jan. 14. Funeral services will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in the Union Congregational Church, 115th st. and 86th ave., Richmond Hill. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. His wife Edith A. Pettit; two sons, Mortimer A. and Herbert I.; a daughter, Mrs. E. Gertrude Abernethy; Ave grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lottie Butcher, survive. All live in Queens except Mrs. Butcher, who lives in Blauvelt, N. Y.