HYPOLITE GRAVELOT                  GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Neodesha Daily Sun, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1908, Pg. 1

Vol. IX, No. 281





  Yesterday Jules Bourceaux, on mail route number 1 southeast of Neodesha, received a letter from the authorities at the Soldiers Home at Leavenworth saying that his uncle, Hypolite Gravelot, whom Mr. Bourceaux had taken there a month ago, was in very poor health.  The letter was in the Neodesha post office Saturday evening but of course Mr. Bourceaux did not receive it until the carrier went out Monday.  Mr. Bourceaux came to Neodesha at once prepared to go to Leavenworth but when he arrived a telegram came saying his uncle was dead, and orders were received to the contrary.  Mr. Bourceaux wired at once to embalm the body and left last night for Leavenworth.

  Mr. Gravelot was a member in good standing of Humphrey Post G. A. R. of this city and they have taken charge of funeral arrangements.  Mr. Bourceaux is expected to arrive here with the body tomorrow afternoon at 4:04 o’clock and funeral services will be held at Mr. Gravelot’s late residence on South Third street, Thursday, October 1st, at 2 o’clock p. m., conducted by J. W. Carpenter.  Interment in Neodesha cemetery.

  Mr. Gravelot was a native of France and came to Neodesha from Illinois about five years ago to make his home.  He was aged 72 years and was never married.  He leaves a brother M. Gravelot of Newark township and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Bourceaux of  Newark township and Mrs. Frizon of this city.  He served during the civil war in company A, 76th Illinois Infantry.