Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Joseph Nellis

This clipping for Joseph Nellis was in a family scrapbook I have. I've been sharing some of the Nellis clippings that I have trying to reason out why they were saved. So far this Joseph Nellis doesn't mean anything to me although Dalebroux is a name in my family tree. Donald Dalebroux is not though.

Joseph has a memorial on FindAGrave. A quick search on doesn't yield much. He married in 1944 so there's no census data with his wife, but you can see him in the 1920, 1930, and 1940 censuses at home with his parents. And in the 1940 census he's a beer truck driver. What a job! I had no joy finding him in the 1910 census with a quick search.

He doesn't look like he should be in my tree yet, but as I go through the other Nellis and eventually the Dalebroux items I have maybe who he is will become a bit clearer.

"(Handwritten April 26, 1964)

Joseph Nellis

LUXEMBURG - Joseph Nellis, 54, Luxemburg, died Sunday morning in a Green Bay hospital after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 4, 1909 in Dyckesville, and married Josephine Friex Sept. 23, 1944.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. James (Muriel) Charles, Green Bay; Mrs. Donald (Laverne) Dalebroux, Torrance, Calif., Miss Carol, at home; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. James McKenzie, Milwaukee; one brother, Cyril, Luxembourg.

At McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, after 7 tonight. Rosary 8 tonight and Tuesday evening. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Amand's Church, Walhain, the Rev. G. G. Claridge officiating. Burial in the church cemetery."

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