Name: John George Washington JOLLIFF
Birth: 5 OCT 1868 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
Death: 3 JUN 1958 in Oregon Co, Mo
Burial: Jolliff Cemetery, Oregon Co, MO
Change Date: 19 DEC 2011
George was the son of Ambrose Baty & Elizabeth Jolliff, and was always known by the family as "Betsy's George".
He was living with his grandfather, Randolph Jolliff, in 1880 and was listed on that census as "George Baty," though later he was always George Jolliff, because his parents were never married.
He m 1st Mary Braswell (1891). She died within the year, buried at Jolliff Cemetery. His obit says nothing about the marriage to his first wife when George was 21 years old--probably because there was no children.
He m 2nd Amanda Tatum (1892 in Lawrence Co, Ark). [His obit says they married in Ozark Co] Amanda's older sister had married George's uncle, Rab Jolliff. Perhaps Amanda came up to Oregon County to visit with her sister when she met George. They lived in Oregon Co, Mo & had 2 children. She died at age 25 leaving 2 small children & was buried in Jolliff Cemetery.
George m 3rd Lillie Moore.
Oregon Co, Mo Marriages 1892-1916:
J.G.W. Jolliff & Lillie Moore; license: Dec 28, 1899; marriage: Dec 30, 1899.
He was known as something of a backwoods surgeon because he could set broken bones.
This article from the "South Missourian" newspaper, Nov 23, 1899, probably refers to him (though there was another John George Jolliff in the township):
"George Jolliff killed the wampus Nov 12, 1899. No one knows what it is, but he thinks it is a cross of a wolf with some other animal. He shot it 6 times and then took his knife to kill it. The neighbors heard the commotion and George Huddleston came with a pitchfork, J.M. Willard with a 10 ft rail, and William Huddleston came with his hat in his hand and a big Bowie in the other hand. 217 people have come for miles around to see the animal. Charles Hopper of West Plains offered Mr. Jolliff $25 for its hide. Anyone wishing to see the hide can see it at the Jolliffs' home in a few days for he is going to have it mounted. Now old men can go to church; young men can go see their girls and leave their guns at home. This animal has performed nightly depradations in Highland (twp) for 6 months, been seen by a great many people, and called everything from a lion to a common dog."
[George was single w/ 2 little girls at the time, Amanda had died 2 years before, and this event happened a month before he married Lillie.]
1900 census - Oregon Co, Mo, Highland twp, June 1, p 1 #12:
Jolliff, George W. (head) - Oct 1868 - 31 Mo (Mo Mo)
. . . . Lilla (wife) - Mar 1879 - 21, Mo (Mo Mo)
. . . . Edith G (daug) - Apr 1894 - 6, Mo (Mo Mo)
. . . . Mable V. (daug) - Apr 1896 - 4, Mo (Mo Mo)
Gibney, Edward C (boarder) - July 1882 - 17, Ark (Ireland, Ark)
Jolliff, Mrs. Margaret L. (mother) - Apr 1824 - 76, Mo (IL Ky)
1910 MO census - Oregon Co, Highland twp, p 72 (April):
Jolliff, George J.W. (head) - 41, m3rd 10 yrs, b MO, par b MO
. . . . Lilly (wife) - 29, m1st 10 yrs, 4 ch/4 liv, b MO, par b MO/IL
. . . . Mabel (daug) - 14, b MO
. . . . Homer (son) - 9, b MO
. . . . Cecil (son) - 7, b MO
. . . . Leslie (daug) - 5, b MO -- [should be ?son?]
. . . . James R. (cousin) - 36, b AR, par b IL/MO
. . . . Clara (daug) 2, b MO
[daug Edith was living next door with George's mother.]
George, Amanda & Lillie are buried together in Jolliff Cemetery.
obit from West Plains Dailly Quill, Wed. June 4, 1958:
"John George Jolliff dies at 89 after a long illness --
John George W. Jolliff, 89, Rt. 1, Koshkonong, died at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at his home following an illness of several years.
Mr. Jolliff was bedfast since September, 1957, suffering from complications due to his age.
He was born Oct. 5, 89 years ago in Oregon County on a farm where he has spent his entire life.
On Nov. 28, 1892, Mr. Jolliff married Amanda Tatum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tatum in Ozark county. To this marriage two daughters were born, Edith Mobley and Mable Bales. Mrs. Amanda Tatum Jolliff died in 1897.
One Dec. 28, 1899, Mr. Jolliff married Lillie Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doc Moore.
Surviving are his wife; six sons, Homer Jolliff, Peoria, Ill., Cecil Jolliff, West Plains, Leslie Jolliff, Detroit, Mich., Nate Jolliff, Koshkonong, Everett Jolliff, Peoria, Ill., and Clifton Jolliff, Hamden, N.Y.; three daughters, Edith Mobley, Koshkonong, Mable Bales, Thomasville, and Clara Mustion, Eureka, Calif.; and two half sisters, Nancy Miller, Thomasville, and Tilda Willard, Alton. There are 43 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. One half brother precedes him in death.
Mr. Jolliff was a Baptist since early manhood with membership in the Jolliff Baptist Church in Oregon County.
He was for many years a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge and Modern Woodman Lodge.
Funeral serviceds will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Baptist Church at Rover with the Rev. Guy Flood of Thomasville and the Rev. Ben Meeks of Thayer officiating.
Burial will be in Jolliff Cemetery."
Find A Grave Memorial# 15496509
Father: Ambrose BATY b: ABT 1849
Mother: Elizabeth Matilda "Bets" JOLLIFF b: 9 JUL 1846 in near Rover, Oregon Co, MO.
26 MAR 1891
in Oregon Co, Mo
Amanda TATUM b: 4 MAR 1872 in Stoddard Co, Mo
3 NOV 1892
in Lawrence Co, Ark.
- Edith Gertrude JOLLIFF b: 16 APR 1894 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
- Mabel Victoria JOLLIFF b: 1 APR 1896 in Rover, Highland Twp, Oregon Co, Mo
Lillie Mae MOORE b: MAR 1878 in Mo
30 DEC 1899
in Oregon Co, Mo
- Homer Sidney JOLLIFF b: 15 FEB 1901
- Cecil Harvey JOLLIFF b: 18 FEB 1903 in Rover, Highland Twp, Oregon Co, Mo
- Leslie ?Lee? JOLLIFF b: 5 FEB 1905 in Oregon Co, Missouri
- Clara JOLLIFF b: ABT 1908
- Nathaniel Elijah JOLLIFF b: 21 JAN 1911
- Evelyn JOLLIFF b: ABT 1912
- Everett JOLLIFF
- Clifton Eugene JOLLIFF b: 11 OCT 1919 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO