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Virginia Rosa "Rose" Dewey Ulmer
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Birth: May 27, 1862
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1929
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

w/o John Thomas Ulmer.

Birth: 5th of seven known children in Greenville, Bond county, Illinois.

Virginia Rose Ulmer is a widow woman residing at 313 East Chestnut Street in Carthage, Missouri Her husband John has preceeded her in death on April 3, 1923. Her parents were wealthy farmers in Beaver Creek, Bond county, Illinois. Husband was the owner and undertaker of the Ulmer Undertaking Company in Carthage.

They both came to Carthage around 1916 by way of Effingham, Illinois and John purchased the Gierhart Undertaking Company and began doing business as the Ulmer Undertaking Company. It was originally located in the Morrow building in Carthage at 200 west 4th sreet, but later relocated to 502 West Macon (southwest corner of Macon & Jersey streets) in a completely remodeled old mansion home. When her husband retired, the son Ed and Mr Drake purchased his father's share of the business and continued on with the funeral home business. Mrs. Ulmer remained in Carthage after the death of her husband John.

Ed and wife Grace co-owned the business and in 1928, was moved east to another old mansion home, the E W Johns home, at 318 West Macon (southeast corner of Macon & Garrison streets) and that has remained their permanent location. The Ulmer Funeral Home is still operating in that same location now addressed as 1208 south Garrison avenue as of this writing in 2011.

Census: 1910, age 47 Effingham, Effingham county, Illinois with hubby & two sons at 118 south Fourth street.

Census: 1920, age 57 Carthage, jasper county, Missouri with hubby & two sons at 200 west Fourth street.

Death: at 313 east Chestnut street, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri from the complications of kidney and lung diseases at 67 years of age. Attending physician; Dr. David Wise, M.D. Missouri Death Certificate, informant, son Ed Ulmer.

Father: Roland/Rollin Cadmus Dewey b: 4 APR 1827 New York.
Mother: Elmyra/Elmira Reed b: about 1829 Virginia.

Marriage: John Thomas Ulmer b: 16 DEC 1862 Bond, county, Illinois.
Married: 18 MAR 1886 Bond county, Illinois. (Lic #42)

Known Children

Harry Dewey Ulmer b: 15 MAY 1890 Greenville, Bond county, Illinois.

Edward/Edwin Carl Ulmer b; 28 OCT 1892 Greenville, Bond county, Illinois.


November 6, 1929


Body Will Be Taken to Greenville, Illinois Following Funeral Services Here Friday

Mrs. Virginia Rose Ulmer, mother of Ed C. Ulmer, Carthage funeral director, and resident of Carthage for 13 years, passed away at 5:20 o'clock this morning at the home of Mrs. Thomas Shrewsbury, 313 East Chestnut Street, where she had made her home the last two months.

Mrs. Ulmer had been in ill health the last 10 years. She suffered a severe attack of influenza in 1919 and since then had never been in good health. She was bedfast only two days before she passed away. Her death was due to heart trouble and Bright's disease.

She was born May 27, 1862 in Greenville, Illinois and on March 18, 1886 she was married to John T. Ulmer, in Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. Ulmer came to Carthage from Effingham, Illinois in 1916, when Mr. Ulmer purchased the Gierhart undertaking establishment which was later known as the Ulmer Undertaking Company. A short time before Mr. Ulmer's death in 1923, his son, Ed C. Ulmer, bought the business and it has since been known as the Ulmer-Drake Undertaking Company.

Mrs. Ulmer was a devoted member of the First Baptist church. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge and of the American War Mothers organization of Carthage.

She is survived by two sons, Ed C. Ulmer of Carthage and Harry D. Ulmer of Chicago; a [younger] sister, Mrs. Lois Goad [married 27 OCT 1885, IL Lic #94] of Paragould, Arkansas and a [older] brother, [Frederick] Fred Dewey, *Greenville, Missouri.

The newspaper reported the location as Greenville, Missouri, but according to his death certificate, the town name is Patterson, Francis township, Wayne county, Missouri.
Family links: 
  Rollin Cadmus Dewey (1827 - 1870)
  Elmira Reed Dewey (1829 - ____)
  John Thomas Ulmer (1862 - 1923)*
  Harry Dewey Ulmer (1890 - 1943)*
  Edwin Carl Ulmer (1892 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Camp Ground Cemetery
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Jan 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64514660
Virginia Rosa Rose <i>Dewey</i> Ulmer
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Because I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me - The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. - Emily Dickinson
- NJBrewer
 Added: Apr. 2, 2012

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