William Mollett & Gertrude May Mollett

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William Mollett & Gertrude May Mollett

Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2007

William Mollett and
Gertrude May (Ulrey) Mollett

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William Mollett

Mr. William Mollett was born in Switzerland and came to the United States with his family when he was eight years old. During the Gold Rush of 1898, he worked in an Alaskan gold mine for more than two years. It was during this time that he suffered a hip injury in a mine accident that resulted in his hospitalization for many months. He moved from California to Grady County in 1901. Mr. Mollett was selected as a master farmer in 1929 and was noted as one of the men who helped lay the first water lines in Chickasha.

Gertrude May (Ulrey) Mollett

Mrs. Gertrude May (Ulrey) Mollett came to the Chickasha area from Indianapolis, Indiana. She resided with her husband, William, two sons and daughter in the Pioneer community for 28 years until she passed away at the age of 43, following an illness of seven weeks. She was involved with the women’s demonstration club in the Pioneer area.

“May I say in closing, my young friends, that as you have driven through our cemetery, you have found some beautiful monuments there, but if you have ever stopped long enough to lay your hands upon them you have found they are cold, no light in them, and whatever the inscription thereon might be, it has been put there by mallet and chisel in cold marble, and I think I may suggest to you Robert, Walter and Irene, that there is a monument that each of you can carve out for yourselves. No one else can carve it for you, a monument more precious than one of marble and one I think your Mother would love most of all.” - Spoken by Rev. Clifford James at the funeral service for May Mollett, September 1935 -

(photographer: Jeremy Macy)