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Obituary of Olive Joy Wallace - June 19, 1967

Green Bay Presss Gazette - June 19, 1967.


Mrs. Olive J. Wallace, 123 S. Madison St., died Sunday at her home after a short illness. The former Olive Hollingsworth, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. John S. Hollingsworth, was born in Black River Falls and resided in Green Bay most of her life. Her husband, Frank P. Wallace, preceded her in death in 1938. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and was its past president, a member of the Rebekahs, Ladies of the Moose, Green Bay Writers Club and was a former secretary of the club; a member of first Methodist Church.

Survivors are four sons, Daniel F., Wausau; Stanley, Green Bay; John, Milwaukee; Richard, Augusta; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

At Schauer and Schumacher East Side Funeral Home after 7 tonight untill 11 a.m. Wednesday, then at First Methodist Church. VFW memorial service 8 p.m. Tuesday. Rebekah Lodge memorial service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church, Rev. Frank Gaylord officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. 

This is my grandmother's obit. My father was her youngest son, Richard. She was the adopted daughter of the Hollingsworth's. She was born Olive Joy Livings and was the daughter of Jane Mathews and James Franklin Livings. 5 days after the death of Olive's father James in 1895, Jane remarried to a Herbert Trimm. In just a bit more than a month Olive and her brother (name unknown at this point) were taken to the Children's Home in Sparta. I'm still trying to uncover why this happened. Olive told my older sister that her brother committed suicide after Olive was adopted and he wasn't. I speculate that the brother may have had a disabilty that in that day and time rendered him virutally unadoptable. There were grandparents they could have, in theory, gone to. To date I have no more information on the brother and even the fact that there was another brother to Olive was suspect until the newspaper articles came to light.

Just wanted to include a bit of history for this person. Oh! One other little tid-bit....we all called Olive Honeybee, not grandmother. It was said we called her that because she was so sweet.

Submitted by: Barbara Wallace Jarrett