Sunday, June 7, 2015

Amanuensis Monday - The Obituary of William Nellis

Another Nellis clipping from my family scrapbook, but it doesn't really get me too much closer to whether they belong in my tree. There are Hermans in my tree but that line is poorly developed. Perhaps this obituary will come in handy in the future. Who knows?

"(Handwritten Oct 24, 1971)

William Nellis

William Nellis, 83, Dyckesville, died at home Sunday morning after a short illness. The son of the late Oliver and Emily Nellis married Katherine Bodart oct. 2, 1912. The couple farmed in Dyckesville until retirement about 15 years ago. Mr. Nellis was clerk for the Martinsville School from 1935 to 1955. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jule, and three sisters, Adele Hermans, Mary Prevost, and Odile Hermans.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Donald, Green Bay; four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Odile) Ducat, and Mrs. Edwin (Evelyn) Legois, both of Champion; Mrs. Marvin (Caroline) Jonet, Bay Settlement; Mrs. Wilfred (Virgil) Jonet, Dyckesville; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Antone and John, both of Green Bay; Goldie, Forestville; one sister, Mrs. Norman (Laura) Robson, Algoma.

At Malcore Funeral Home after 7 this evening. Rosary each evening at 8, Tuesday by the Rev. Damian Wieber. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Champion. Burial in church cemetery."

So the obituary did mention a Donald Nellis. The bigger question is if this is the Donald Nellis I blogged about earlier?