World War I was called the war to end all wars. John Ott knew just how wrong that was. Not only was he alive for two world wars, he served in both.
John Jacob Ott, Jr.
26 February 1884 MS – 8 May 1974 MS
Son of John Jacob Ott & Martha Cutrer
Veteran of World War I & II
Funeral services for Capt. John Jacob Ott Jr., (U. S. Army, ret.) 90, were held at 3 p. m. today in Hartman Chapel.
Capt. Ott, a native of Osyka, died early Wednesday morning in Beacham Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 26, 1884. He was a resident of Osyka at the time of his death.
A veteran of World War I and II, he was a Shriner for 50 years in Oklahoma City, Okla., and a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge.
Capt. Ott was employed at one time as vocational advisor at the VA Hospital in New Orleans, La.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Katherine Ott Jr., Osyka; one son, Emile Cutrer Ott, Jackson, and three grandchildren.
The Rev. John L. Stuart and the Rev. Drew Blanton officiated. Burial was in the Osyka Cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Source: Capt. John Jacob Ott Jr. Dies (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 9 May 1974) 7; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2022.