You may have a different John E. Putt than I do. My John E. Putt was married to Altha McClain and they had a son by the name of Floyd Denzel Putt in 1919. I believe that my John Putt died young (in the 1920s), too, but I have no data (other than oral history) regarding that. I do know that his wife, Altha, was married to someone else in 1937.
I also have John E. Putt listed in the census for Palo Pinto Co., TX, 1900 when he was eight years old. Are you perhaps referring to my John Putt's father?