Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Ulysses F. Jollette

Sunday’s Obituary is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers asking us to post obituaries along with other information about that person.

The remains of Ulysses Jollette of Baltimore, who died in that city Friday morning arrived at Shenandoah Saturday evening at the home of his brother-in-law D. B. Breeden.

The funeral was held at the U. B. Church at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Verbena Lodge, 42 I. O. O. F. attending in a body. Rev. Lee B. Sheaffer officiating. Interment was in the U. B. cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one daughter Mrs. G. A. [Vessie] Steppe, and five sisters: Mrs. A. J.[Emma] Coleman, Mrs. W. B.[Mary] Davis, Mrs. D. B.[Victoria] Breeden, Mrs. W. J. [Laura] Sullivan, Mrs. Sallie Clift. All residing in Shenandoah. He was 48 years old. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.

We wish to thank the many kind friends, also the Odd Fellows for the many acts of kindness shown us during our sad hours of bereavement.-Mrs. U. F. Jollett, Mrs. Gilbert Steppe, and Mrs. D. B. Breeden.

Source: Page News & Courier Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1931 page 2 Col. 1

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  1. Sad he was so young when he passed.


  2. It is nice that his daughter and sisters and wife were listed.

  3. It's interesting that no state was listed in this obituary, Wendy. And even the name of the newspaper doesn't include a location. (Do many newspapers include the location in their title?) I suppose whoever was reading the newspaper at that time knew the location of his funeral.

  4. I wonder what "attending in a body" means?