Thursday, May 5, 2022

Forget Me Not: Tom Ott, 1927 MS

Uncle Tom, a Pioneer Citizen


Thomas Charles Ott

25 Jan 1854 LA – 4 Dec 1927 MS

Son of Samuel Edward Ott & Elenor Esther Addison

Husband of Emily Jones

Father of 6 children


My 2nd cousin, 3x removed


The death of Thomas Ott, one of the pioneer citizens od Osyka, occurred Saturday and he was buried at Osyka Sunday. He was 74 years of age and was a life – time citizen of that locally. Everyone knew him as Uncle Tom, and everyone was his friend who came in contact with him. For many years he was in the saw mill business at Osyka, until a few years ago when he sold out his interest in the mill to Walter Ott. Hundreds of people who go to Osyka will miss the familiar figure of Uncle Tom and his cheery words of greeting.


Source: Tom Ott Dies at Osyka (McComb, MS: Semi – Weekly Journal, 7 Dec 1927)1; digital image, accessed Nov. 2021.

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