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Otto Richard Gellette
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1845
Iuka
Tishomingo County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1944
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Lt. Co K 2nd MS Infantry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier

member of Gen. Leroy Stafford Camp #3
United Confederate Veterans

Louisiana Division Commander, United Confederate Veterans, 1935-1937

Born in Iuka, MS, in 1845, he was a student at the University of Mississippi when the war erupted. He joined Company K of the Second Mississippi Regulars, commanded by his uncle, Col. John M. Stone. Soon thereafter, he was commissioned a lieutenant, seeing service in the defense of Richmond, Virginia, under both General J.E.B. Stuart and General Stonewall Jackson, as well as General Robert E. Lee. After his release, Gellette went on to finish his education at Washington and Lee University and later studied veterinary medicine, eventually to become his career, in Canada.
In 1904 he married, for the first and only time, Mary Lucy Chandler of Claiborne Parish. Tweny nine years younger than her husband, Mary Gellette became the mother of two daughters and a son. In 1942, at age ninety-seven, Gellette, dressed in his Confederate Major General's uniform (for that was his rank in the United Confederate Veterans organization), pinned the bars of a Second Lieutenant on his son, William C. Gellette, at his graduation from infantry school. He went on to become an officer in the U.S. Army.
On June 1, 1944, at the age of ninety-eight years, eight months, and nine days, Otto Gellette died while opening his mail at his desk in the United Confederate Veterans office in the Caddo Parish Courthouse. He was buried with full military honors at Fillmore Cemetery.
(bio from "Eric Brock's Shreveport", used by permission) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Lucy Chandler Gellette (1879 - 1939)
 
 Children:
  Alice A. Gellette (1909 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fillmore Cemetery
Haughton
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: David Hill
Record added: Apr 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10721264
Otto Richard Gellette
Added by: David Hill
 
Otto Richard Gellette
Added by: David Hill
 
Otto Richard Gellette
Added by: David Hill
 
 
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- George Seitz
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
In honor of your service sir I will continue to visit your grave and watch over it.
- Andrew Daigle
 Added: Jul. 21, 2011

- Deb
 Added: Apr. 27, 2011
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