This obituary refers to the subject of its article as both E. A. and A. E. Ott. My records show him to be Adolphus Everett Ott.
Adolphus Everett Ott
22 February 1858 LA – 25 May 1931 MS
Son of Charles Ott & Margaret Ann Tate
Husband of Berilla Susan Damper
A. E. Ott of Peoria passed away quietly at his home in Peoria early Monday morning, May 25th, at the age of 73 years.
Mr. Ott had been a resident of Amite county for about forty years. During this time he had been a merchant and postmaster, first at Bates’ Mill, then at East Fork and for the past 21 years at Peoria.
No more popular or better beloved man ever lived. His business and official record was unblemished. He was a practical Christian. He lived by the Golden Rule. The many personal tributes paid him by old friends and neighbors at the funeral attested his high character and useful and well – spent life. His greatest pleasure was derived from helping those in need. He was indeed the poor man’s friend.
Besides his wife, Berilla Dampeer Ott, he leaves one brother and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins among the large and well known family of Otts of South Mississippi and Louisiana.
Source: E. A. Ott. (McComb, MS: Semi – Weekly Journal, 6 Jun 1931) 3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed Sept 2021.