Funeral services for Carl Ott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ott of Ritzville, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Zion Congregational church, Rev. Geo. L. Zocher officiating with burial in the Ritzville cemetery.
Carl Ott was born in Ritzville, April 28, 1890, of a pioneer family that played an important part in the development of Ritzville. He attend Ritzville grade and high schools. During the years of 1917-18 he was engaged in farming with his brother, William, near Ritzville, but left for California were he worked and lived intermittenlty for several years. For the past year he had resided in the state of Washington, spending his time at home, Wenatchee and Spokane. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen of American and of the Zion Congregational church.
Survivng are his parents, and two brothers; Albert B. Ott, a rancher living near Ritzville and Theodore of Ritzville. A third brother William passed away in 1921. Four sisters also survive; Mrs. E. D. Webb, Dayton; Mrs. E. D. Hunter, Everett; Mrs. Fred Denecke, Zenith and Mrs. H. A. Manke, Harrington. An uncle Jacob Reihs resides at Irby and Sebastian Ott of Ritzville another uncle.
Death came to Carl as a result of an attack of double pneumonia. He was well and hearty until Friday Dec. 12, when he was taken ill and went to bed. The malady gained the upper hand, however, and death came at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 17. Carl was a fine, upstanding young man and his sudden demise was a shock to his many friends in the community.
Ritzville Journal Times December 25, 1930 Courtsey of Sue Gardner and gapwork90
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