Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A couple, random Lett-related obituaries

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 12, 1937:
"MRS. M. E. LETTE - Mrs. M. E. Lette died Sunday at 209 South Third Street. She was the mother of Miss Lucy A. Lette. The body was taken to the residence of Mrs. Richard F. Gaskins, 2904 Griffin Avenue. Funeral arrangements will be announced later."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 12, 1937:
"LETTE - Mrs. M. E. Lette, widow of the late Joseph A. Lette and daughter of the late Dr. Peter Edward Lette and Emma Fennell Lette of Mecklenburg County, died January 10, at 11:30 P. M. at her home, 209 South Third Street. Surviving her are three daughters, Miss Lucy A. Lette of this city, Mrs. A. E. Amundsen of Little Falls, Minn.; Mrs. G. A. Mosley of Hopewell, and one sister, Mrs. Imogene D. Queen of Man, W. Va. Services at Chase City Baptist Church today at noon. Interment in Chase City."

Mollie is buried in section E, lot 33, grave E of Woodland Cemetery in Chase City, Virginia. There are six graves in the section but only two are listed as being filled. Neither grave has a stone according to Carolyn Davis.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 17, 1957:
"MRS. MATTIE E. MOSELEY - HOPEWELL, April 16 - Mrs. Mattie Emma Moseley, 79, died here Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Boone. She is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. M. J. Harmon and Mrs. G. L. Liverman of Richmond; a son, Earl J. Moseley of Front Royal; a sister, Mrs. A. E. Amundson of Glendale, Calif.; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gould Funeral Home, with burial in Appomattox Cemetery."

Mattie is buried in division A, block 36, grave 2 of Appomattox Cemetery in Hopewell, Virginia.

Little Falls Daily Transcript, December 27, 1943:
MRS. AMUNDSEN DIES SUDDENLY - The death of Mrs. A. E. Amundsen suddenly Friday evening at her home came as a shock to the community which she has served in a civic way during her 24 years of residence in the city. She died early in the evening at her home after she had been at the doctor's office, where she served as an attendant, throughout the day and was apparently in her usual good health. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Zneimer Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Church of Our Saviour. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral chapel until Tuesday at 1 p. m. Mrs. Amundsen was an ardent worker in the American Legion Auxiliary and after serving as unit president she went on to state honors as department president. While Mrs. Amundsen was unit president she devoted much of her energy to improving Memorial park and she instigated the building of the section which lies south of Broadway. A lover of trees and flowers she was also instrumental in the horticultural improvements at the Town and Country club golf course. For many years she took a very active interest in the club and served as president of the women's division for a term. During her term of office as president of the Musical Art club she organized the choral club and a civic orchestra under Musical Art club sponsorship. Mrs. Amundsen held a number of offices in the Bethlehem chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star before taking the office of worthy matron. She was also a member of the Upper Mississippi Medical Society Auxiliary, St. Margaret's Society of the Church of Our Saviour, the Past Matrons club and the Past Presidents club of the Legion Auxiliary. Karjolaine Mae Lette was born in Mecklinburg county, Va., Feb. 10, 1888, the daughter of Dr. Jos. A. and Mary E. Lette. She lived in Chase City, Va., from 1908 to 1912 when she moved to Richmond. In 1918 she went to Lynchburg, Va. Her marriage to Dr. Albert E. Amundsen took place at Warren, May 4, 1918, and they settled in Little Falls in 1919. Surviving besides her husband is a sister, Miss Lucy Aeferson Lette of Richmond, Va."

The Hemet Newspaper, June 27, 1974:
"LUCY AMUNDSEN RITES FRIDAY - Funeral services will be conducted in the Memorial Chapel of the Greenlawn Funeral Home Friday at 10 a.m. for Lucy Lette Amundsen, 83, of Hemet, who passed away June 26 at Hemet Community Hospital. The Rev. Roy F. Schippling of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will officiate. Private internment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Glendale. Mrs. Amundsen was born in Virginia on November 7, 1890 and lived in this area for 10 years, in the state, 30 years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Glendale. Survivors include the widower, Albert of the home address."

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