The Hennessey Clipper, Hennessey, Oklahoma
Thursday, October 31, 1940, page 4, columns 1 & 2
FUNERAL RITES FOR GRANVILLE HOLLENBECK, SR, SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Granville Hollenbeck, Sr, pioneer resident, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Union Chapel, northeast of Hennessey.Rev Wallace Linton, the pastor, officiated and many relatives and friends of long standing attended.Musical numbers by the choir consisted of three selections the deceased had chosen long before his death - "Where We Never Grow Old", "The Old Rugged Cross", and "Down the Valley".
The pall was borne by John Ricks, P Iven, George Fry, John Roder, Granville Redenbo and Louis Beadle.Interment was made in the Lyon Valley cemetery, adjacent to the chapel.
Granville Hollenbeck was born on December 16, 1855 in Jamestown, New York and departed this life at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 8 days.At the age of four he moved with his parents to Greeley, Iowa, where he grew to manhood and was united in marriage to Anna Blanchard and then moved on to Kansas, settling near Solmon City where he resided until 1889 when they came to Oklahoma, settling near Hennessey where he has lived the past fifty years.
August 27, 1907 he was united in marriage to Josephine Felder, to this union were born four children.
He united with the Congregational church about 1914 and later united with the Christian Union at Union Chapel.He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Hennessey Order of Master Masons for twenty-five years.
He remained on the farm taking an active part there each day.
He had a jovial disposition, taking the trials of life with a smile and enjoying life to the last.
He was united in marriage June 29, 1931 with Emma Barnes with whom he lived until his death.
He was the son of Ashley and Elizabeth Hollenbeck, who preceded him in death, also two sisters, Cora Hollenbeck and Stella Derby and two children Stella and Clifford Hollenbeck.
He leaves besides his wife to mourn his death, two sisters, Mrs Jennie Farewell, of Oklahoma City; Mrs Blanche Ryan, of Manchester, Iowa; two brothers, Edward of Dundee, Iowa; and Will of Lanagan, Mo; and one daughter, Pauline Broome of Colorado Springs, Colo.One son, Granville, of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren, Jene and Charles Broome, Colorado Springs, Colo; Rosalee Hollenbeck, Okmulgee, Okla; three step-children, Raymond, of US Navy; Irene of the home and Mrs Irene McCully, of Crescent, other relatives and many friends.
Many relatives and friends from out-of-town attended the services.They were Mr and Mrs Erie Farwell, Mr and Mrs Claude Farwell, Iva Elizabeth Farwell, Oklahoma City; Mr and Mrs Claude Crisp and Mr and Mrs Mewhauser, Chickasha; Beatrice Hollenbeck, Mr and Mrs Merle F Hampton, Tulsa; Mr and Mrs Forrest Hollenbeck, Cushing; Will Hollenbeck and Delbert Hollenbeck, Lanagan, Mo; Mrs Clara Story, Crescent; Dorothy Van Stratten, Ross Lee Hollenbeck, Okmulgee; Trolla Bell Winterscheid, Kansas City, Mo; Pauline Hollenbeck Broone, Colorado Springs; Granville Hollenbeck Jr, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mr and Mrs Charles Molents, Binger; Mr and Mrs Louis Beadle and family, Perry.
There are errors in the newspaper obituary.The above is typed exactly as printed, including the variant surname spellings within the article.
Research shows that the 1907 date of Granville's second marriage is after the birth of the four children; the date is likely 1901.
Ross Lee Hollenbeck, mentioned in the family and friends is Rosalie (female) rather than the male implied by Ross Lee.
The double reference to step-child Irene is as printed in the obituary.