Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Forget Me Not: Kenneth Ott, 1971 LA

This obituary gives us a list of survivors which is always useful with genealogy research. However, I wish it told more about Kenneth's life. I'd like to know more about the man. Of course, I always wish for more information in obituaries! ha! 



Kenneth Ott

28 August 1900 MS – 9 December 1971 LA

Son of Samuel Adolphus Ott & Georgia Ritchie


My 2nd Cousin 3x Removed


Funeral services for Kenneth Ott, 71, were held at 3 p. m., Saturday in the Osyka Baptist Church. 


Mr. Ott died at 10 p. m. Thursday in Osyka following a short illness.


Born Aug. 28, 1900, he was a native and lifelong resident of Osyka.


Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kenneth Ott; two stepsons, June Austin Spears, New York, James Monroe Spears, Osyka; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Blackwell, Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Ruth Varando, New York; one brother, Richie Ott, Osyka; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret McNees, Osyka, Mrs. Ruby Dean Williams, Osyka, Mrs. Harriet Carruth, Dixie Springs; 19 grandchildren and one great – grandchild.


Rev. Richard Gordon officiated. Burial was in the Osyka Cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Source: Kenneth Ott Rites are Held (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 13 Dec 1971) 3; digital image, accessed March 2022.





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