This is day 21 of the A to Z April Challenge.
is for Ulysses Finks Jollett, my great-grandmother’s brother. He was born to James Franklin and Lucy Ann Shiflett Jollett in January 1883 in Greene County, Virginia. He married Sadie Janiera Lamb in 1903, and they had one daughter (who will be the focus for “V” day).
As a teenager in Greene County, Ulysses worked the farm. However, once the family moved to Shenandoah in neighboring Page County, Ulysses went to work for the railroad like so many other men. He moved up from laborer to fireman and eventually to railroad engineer, a position that required him to move to Baltimore, Maryland.
|Sadie and Ulysses Jollett|
Ulysses died in Baltimore, January 30, 1931. According to the coroner’s inquest, he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His doctor claimed he suffered from “melancholia.” However, his wife and others believed he was murdered by a lover’s jealous husband.
|At a Jollett reunion, some time before 1928|
Ulysses Jollett, Victoria Jollett Breeden, Sallie Jollett Clift,
Mary Frances Jollett Davis,Leanna Jollett Knight, Laura Jollett Sullivan,
Emma Jollett Coleman, Burton Lewis Jollett, James Franklin Jollett
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