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1.(Note: see record #501-P)
2.Obituary (Original clipping found among the family papers of J. J. Pollitte; see record #810P.)
"Bro. J. J. Pollitt, Rectorville, Ky., was born December 22, 1852, and departed this life January 2, 1916. He was married November 30, 1876, to Miss Nettie E. Webster. There were born to them three sons, William Omer, Edward D., and Albert W. Besides the children, there survive his wife, Mrs. Nettie E. Pollitt and four brothers, A. D. Pollitt, W. T. Pollitt, Frank Pollitt and Rev. S. H. Pollitt, pastor Lancaster Station."
3.Obituary (Original clipping found among the family papers of J. J. Pollitte; see record #811P; unknown uaper, Harlan, Ky.; undated):
"MRS. POLLITTE DEATH VICTIM -
"Dies This Morning At Home Of Son After Long Illness -
"Mrs. Nettie E. Pollitte, 75, lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and well known in Harlan, died this morning at 8:30 o’clock at the home of her son, E. D. Pollitte, on Ivy Street, after a long illness.
"She is survived by three sons, W. O. Pollitte, of Mason County, and E. D. Pollitte and A. W. Pollitte, of Harlan; two brothers, J. N. Webster and Thomas Webster, and three grandsons, Ray, Erlbert [sic] and George Pollitt.
4.(Note: see record #900-P; Family Notes of A. W. Pollitte):
"Jeanette Webster Pollitte died this morning (Monday, March 16, 1931) near nine o'clock after having been paralyzed on whole right side since May 21, 1930.Never able to leave her bed but very cheerful and happy and seemed to get much pleasure from the children.After death of J. J. Pollitte, her husband, she lived with Ed during winter months and with Omar on the farm during summer months.Died in Harlan, Ky.Buried at Mt. Olivet Church, Mason County, on March 17, 1931.
5.Obituaries (From the Harlan Daily Enterprise, Harlan, Ky., Wednesday, July 30, 1947; see record #609-P):
"W. O. Pollitte Killed By Truck -
"William Omar Pollitte, 69, a well known resident of Smith Addition, was killed around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Loyall swinging bridge when he was struck by a truck reportedly driven by Verlin Alred, Harlan.
"Pollitte, who was a son of the late John J. Pollitte and Nettie E. Webster, came to Harlan from Mason County 14 years ago. He was a member of the Harlan Methodist Church.
"Besides his wife, Mrs. Hattie L. Pollitte, he is survived by six children, George O. Pollitte, Ray B. Pollitte, L & N agent here, Howard Pollitte, Mrs. Geneva Martin, Mrs. Helen Ackley, all of Harlan, Earlbert E. Pollitte, Maysville, Ky.; and two brothers, Ed Pollitte and Albert Pollitte of Harlan.
"Interment will be in the Olivet cemetery."
(From the Daily Independent, Maysville, Ky., Thursday, July 31, 1947; see record #600-P):
"Funeral services for W. Omar Pollitt, 69-year-old Mason county native, who died of injuries Tuesday evening shortly after he was struck by a truck at Loyall, Ky., will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Mt. Olivet Methodist church near Rectorville.
"A son of the late J. J. and Nettie Webster Pollitt, William Omar Pollitt was born in the Rectorville neighborhood on November 20, 1877, and resided on Mason county until about 14 years ago when he moved to Harlan, where he has been residing since.
"He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hattie Pollitt, and six children, Ray, George and Howard Pollitt, all of Harlan, Mrs. Geneva Martin and Mrs. Helen Ackley, also of Harlan, and Earlbert, of the Rectorville neighborhood. He also leaves two brothers, Earl and Bert Pollitt, of Harlan, fifteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter."
6.Obituary (From the Daily Independent, Maysville, Ky., Monday, November 24, 1958; see record #600-P):
"Rites Today For Mason Co. Native -
"Mrs. Hattie (Pollitte) Pollitte, 81, a former resident of the Rectorville community, died Saturday at 5 a.m. at a hospital in Harlan where she had resided since 1934.
"She was the widow of W. O. Pollitte and a sister of Mrs. Aseneth Lyons, of East Fifth street. Mrs. Pollitte was the maternal aunt of Miss Mildred Bane, of Washington, and Elmo Bane, of Orangeburg.
"She was born October 22, 1877, in Mason county, a daughter of the late George and Hettie Mullen Pollitte. Her husband died in 1947.
"Survivors include four sons and two daughters, Ray, Earlbert, George and Howard Pollitte and Mrs. Julian Ackley, of Harlan, and Mrs. Perry Martin, of Covington. Also she leaves 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two other sisters, in addition to Mrs. Lyons. They are Mrs. William Norton, Covington, and Mrs. Sidney Howard, Weston, Mo. A devoted brother-in-law, Ed Pollitte, of Harlan, also survives."
7.Obituary (From the Daily Independent, Maysville, Ky., Monday, November 2, 1953, pp. 5; see record #600-P):
"Burt Pollitt, 71, Passes At Harlan -
"A. W. (Burt) Pollitt, 71, died last night at 7 o’clock at the Harlan, Ky., hospital after a serious illness of only a few weeks.
"He was born in Mason county near Rectorville on June 2, 1882, the son of the late J. J. Pollitt, and Nettie Webster Pollitt, and at one time was a Mason county teacher.
"He is survived by one brother, Ed Pollitt, with whom he made his home in Harlan, and one uncle [sic], J. J. Pollitt, who is with the State Road department and has visited Maysville several times in the past months in connection with the highway project on route 68."
8.Obituaries (From the Harlan Daily Enterprise, Harlan, Ky., Friday, October 12, 1962, pp. 1, 3; see record # 609P):
"E. D. Pollitte Dies At 83 -
"County’s ‘Mr. Democrat,’ Edward D. Pollitte, Dies -
"Funeral Set Tomorrow -
"Edward D. (Ed) Pollitte, ‘Mr. Democrat of Harlan County,’ died Thursday afternoon at Harlan Hospital after suffering a coronary attack at his home on Central Street. He was 83.
"Although he had held public active office only twice - serving two terms in the Legislature as representative of the 89th district - Pollitte had been active in Democrat politics in Harlan County since coming here in 1914 as agent for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad.
"The Maysville, Ky., native had served several terms as Democratic county chairman and was county campaign chairman when Gov. Bert T. Combs was elected to office in 1959. He held no official capacity in the current campaign of Lt. Gov. Wilson Wyatt for the U. S. Senate but spent much of his time in recent weeks at Democratic headquarters and had been there only a few hours before his death yesterday.
"Widely Respected -
"Pollitte was widely respected in Harlan County politics by political friends and opponents alike. His advice and aid in campaigns was valued highly.
"He was named ‘Mr. Democrat of Harlan County’ in early 1960 by the Harlan County Democratic Women’s Club.
"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. in Harlan Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Gillespie officiating. Burial will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, near Maysville, and the Rev. William Pope, Flemingsburg, will conduct graveside services.
"The body will remain in the chapel of Harlan Funeral Home until the funeral hour.
"After leaving the railroad, Pollitte worked with a bank in Harlan for a time and opened Pollitte Insurance Agency in 1921. He remained active in the insurance business for about 40 years and had only recently turned operation of the agency over to a son and daughters.
"Served As Officer -
"For about 15 years he also served as Federal probation officer, but gave up this position when he suffered a stroke several years ago. He was one of the founders and was serving as president of Harlan Building and Loan Association.
"He is survived by two sons, Bert Ed Pollitte, Harlan, and J. J. Pollitte, Lexington; and four daughters, Mrs. Hiram Pope, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Roy M. Pope, both of Harlan; Mrs. Etta Doug Blanton, Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Fred Nichols, Madisonville.
"Pallbearers will be William Howard Jones, Joseph K. Beasley, Cawood Smith, George Pollitte, Earl Pollitte, Howard Pollitte, Ray Pollitte and Julian Ackley.
"Honorary pallbearers are W. G. Cudd, Lawrence Yeary, L. S. Rice, J. R. Weiler, C. D. Cole, W. D. Jones, C. C. Bowling, Dr. E. M. Howard, H. H. Snodgrass and T. Guy Fortney."
(The Public Ledger, Maysville, Ky., Friday, October 12, 1962; see record #600P.)
"‘Ed’ Pollitte Dies; Was Local Native, Ex-Legislator -
"Edward D. ‘Ed’ Pollitte, of Harlan, a native Maysvillian long active in Democratic politics in Kentucky, died Thursday at age 83. The grandfather of Mrs. Robert Columbia, of this city, he was stricken at 3:15 p.m. and died instantly.
"Mr. Pollitte served two terms as state representative from Harlan County and several terms as chairman of the Harlan County Democratic Executive Committee. He was a federal probation officer for 15 years.
"Mr. Pollitte went to Harlan County in 1914 and had worked as an insurance agent since 1921.
"Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frederick E. Nichols, Madisonville, whose husband is state senator from Christian and Hopkins Counties, Mrs. Ray [sic] Pope and Mrs. Hiram Pope, both of Harlan, and Mrs. Harold Blanton, Augusta, Ga., and two sons, J. J. Pollitte, Lexington, and Bert Edward Pollitte, Harlan.
"His wife, the former Mabel Anno, of Manchester, O., died in 1934. He was born in September of 1879.
"Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Harlan Methodist Church.
"Graveside rites will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Olivet Church Cemetery in Mason County.
"Rev. W. M. Pope, of Flemingsburg, will officiate and he will be assisted by Rev. Randall Hill, pastor of the Olivet church.
"Burial will be under the direction of the Porter and Clay Funeral Home."
(The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky., Friday, October 12, 1962):
"E. D. Pollitte , Harlan, Dies -
"Harlan, Ky., Oct. 11 (AP) - Edward D. Pollitte, long active in the Democratic Party in Kentucky, died Thursday at age 83.
"Pollitte served two terms as State representative from Harlan County and several terms as County Democratic chairman. He was a federal probation officer 15 years.
"A native of Maysville, Pollitte came to Harlan County in 1914 and had worked as an insurance agent since 1921.
"Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frederick E. Nichols, Madisonville, wife of Fred Nichols, State senator from Christian and Hopkins counties, Mrs. Ray Pope and Mrs. Hiram Pope, both of Harlan, and Mrs. Harold Blanton, Augusta, Ga.; two sons, J. J. Pollitte, Lexington, and Bert Ed Pollitte, Harlan."
9.Obituary (The Ledger-Independent, Maysville, Ky., Thursday, May 6, 1993, pp. 3A; see record #600-P):
"Mrs. Bray -
"MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Edda D. Bray, 69, of Augusta, Ga., died Tuesday at University Hospital in Augusta after a long illness.
"Mrs. Bray was born July 14, 1923 in Harlan, the daughter of the late Edward H. and Maybelle Anno Pollitte.
"She is survived by her husband, Clifford Bray; two sons, Ronald D. Blanton of Dayton, Ohio, and James E. Blanton of Paintersville, Ohio; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maxine Poe of Harlan, and Mrs. Mary Ellen Nicholes of Madisonville; a niece, Mrs. Sandra Columbia Moss of Maysville; and a cousin, James H. Pollitte of Mason County.
"Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Olivet Cemetery. Burial will follow in the same location.
"Knox and Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."
10.See record #900-P, "Family Notes of Albert Webster Pollitte;" written by AWP prior to his death on November 1, 1953. AWP was a school teacher, public accountant, and insurance agent.It is difficult to determine exactly when or over what period these notes were compiled, but perhaps as early as the early 1930's (see appendix A for additional background).These notes, where verified, have proven extremely accurate.
11.Obituary (From the Harlan Daily Enterprise, Harlan, Ky., Monday, July 9, 1934; see record #609-P):
"At her home on Ivy Street this morning at 11:35 o’clock, Mrs. Mabell M. Pollitte, 40, wife of E. D. Pollitte, passed away after an illness for some time of a complication of diseases.
"Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, J. J. and Bert Ed Pollitte; four daughters, Jean, Maxine, Ella Doug and Mary Evelyn; father, James H. Anno, Manchester, O.; sister, Mrs. Mary Ben McNeil, Manchester, O.,; 4 brothers, Harry, Walter and James Anno, of Detroit, Mich.; brother-in-law, Bert Pollitte, of this city.
"The funeral and burial will occur at Mt. Olivet Church, Maysville, at 3 P.M. (EST), tomorrow, July 10, and all that is mortal of this most estimable woman will be laid to rest."
(From the Daily Independent, Maysville, Ky., Tuesday, July 10, 1934.)
"The remains of Mrs. Mable Anno Pollitt, 40 years old, wife of Edward Pollitt, who died Sunday night at her home in Harlan, Ky., following a four month’s illness, will arrive here this morning and taken direct to the Olivet Church, near Orangeburg, where services are to be conducted this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.
"Mrs. Pollitt, who was the daughter of James Anno, of Manchester, Ohio, formerly lived in Mason county. She was born and reared in Manchester. Her husband is a brother of Omar Pollitt, of Orangeburg.
"Besides her husband and father, she is survived by six children, J. J., Jean, Maxine, Eddie Douglas, Bert Ed and Mary Evelyn. A brother, James Anno, Jr., formerly lived in Maysville."
12.1880 Mason County, Ky. Census Orangeburg Precinct 9 Page 0055
0509 Pollitt, William O. age 3 son
0509 Pollitt, Nettie E. age 25 wife
0509 Pollitt, Eddie age 1 son
0509 Pollitt, John J. Farm Labor age 27 head
13.1900Mason County, KY Census ED100 - Mag. Dist. 8Page 4-B
HH# FAM# NAME AGE BORN OCC STATUS
0077 0078 Pollitt, John J. 48 Ky Farmer Head
0077 0078 Pollitt, Nettie Ky 3 / 3 Wife
0077 0078 Pollitt, Omar 22 Ky Farmhnd Son
0077 0078 Pollitt, Edwin 20 Ky Farmhnd Son
0077 0078 Pollitt, Albert 17 Ky In school Son
14.Obituary - (From the weekly Maysville Bulletin, Maysville, Ky., Thursday, January 6, 1916; pp. 6.):
"Mr. J. J. Pollitt Dead -
"Mr. J. J. Pollitt, aged sixty years, died at his home in Rectorville at 11 o'clock Sunday night. He is survived by a wife and three sons.
"The funeral took place last Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Mt. Olivet Church, with interment in the Mt. Olivet cemetery."
15.See record #507-P:"[Mount] Olivet Cemetery," headstone inscriptions recorded by the Mason County Genealogical Society members Molly R. Kendall, Fannie B. Smith, Agatha Slattery, Robert Smith, Frank Long, Winn Atkinson, June Staker and Edith Ryan, 1988. The cemetery is located in eastern Mason County, Kentucky, near Rectorville, off KY Highway 1234 at the Olivet United Methodist Church.
16.Obituary - (From the Ledger-Independent, Maysville, Ky., Monday, April 22, 1985; see record #600-P):
"James J. Pollitte, 71, of Route 4, Maysville, was found dead yesterday afternoon at his home, Windy Hill Farm. Mr. Pollitte was found by a nephew, James H. Pollitte, and it is believed that he died Saturday evening.
"Mr. Pollitte was born in Harlan, Ky., on July 12, 1913, a son of the late Edward D. and Mabel Anno Pollitte. He was a member of the Olivet United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men and took part in the many activities of the church.
"His wife, Mrs. Jennie Jo Hughes Pollitte, died Aug. 20, 1980.
"Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sandra P. Columbia, of Washington; four grandchildren, a great-grandchild; one brother, Bert Ed Pollitte, of Harlan, and three sisters, Mrs. Maxine Pope, of Harlan; Mrs. Doug Blanton, of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Mary Evelyn Nichols, Madisonville, Ky.
"Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Olivet United Methodist Church. Rev. David Green will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery."
17.Kentucky 1911 - 1986 Death Index Search -
EDWARD D POLLITTE
Death Volume: 62
18.Obituary - [Unknown Newspaper]:
"MADISONVILLE, Ky. -Mary Evelyn Nichols, 67, of Madisonville, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
"Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Harlan, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Edward D. Pollitte and Marie Anno.
"She is survived by her husband, whom she married in 1954, Frederick E. Nichols of Madisonville; two sons, Gordon Earle Nichols of Nashville, Tenn., and Christopher Nichols of Madisonville; one daughter, Leigh (Nichols) Moore of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Maxine Pope of Harlan; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews."