Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Ulysses F. Jollette

Tombstone Tuesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks bloggers to include an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors along with a brief description of the image or the ancestor.

Tombstone Ulysses F. and Sadie Jollette Shenandoah, Virginia  https://jollettetc.blogspot.com
Ulysses Finks Jollette
Jan 26, 1883 - Jan 30, 1931
Janeiro S. Lamb Jollette
July 7, 1880 - Feb 5, 1961
Even though Ulysses F. Jollette had lived in Baltimore for several years, his family chose to bury him in Shenandoah, Virginia where he and Sadie began their married life. Sadie joined him 30 years later. Forty years later, daughter Vessie Steppe completed the picture of this little Jollette family all buried in the Coverstone Cemetery (formerly the EUB Church Cemetery).

Tombstone Vessie Jollett Steppe https://jollettetc.blogspot.com
Vessie Jollette Steppe
Aug 21, 1904 - Jan 28, 2001
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  1. His wife never remarried after being widowed so young. She lived through a lot of tough times on her own, but I would imagine had good family support.


    1. Yes, that was a long time to be alone. It seems men were quicker to remarry than women were.

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    1. Oh, I guess I could have shown his tombstone too. He is right there beside Vessie with a matching plate.

  3. Thirty years alone is a long time. I always have so many questions as I look at people's headstones wondering about all of the unrecorded events that occurred between their birth and death.

    1. Come to think of it, my maternal grandmother was widowed almost 30 years without remarrying.

  4. I'm always curious about people who choose to be buried far from the place they lived when they died. Especially in times when transport was more difficult and when their spouse isn't with them.