Obituary of Olive Joy Wallace - June 19, 1967
Green Bay Presss Gazette - June 19, 1967.
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