Shelbyville Weekly Volunteer
has just passed away from our midst one who, although he occupied an obscure position in society, was in the truest
sense one of natures noblemen. During a residence in our midst of over twenty three years, he won for himself
the profound respect of all that became acquainted with him. He was born near the city of London, in England
February 6th 1811. The natural instincts of a true gentleman, which he possessed in an emiment degree, were brought
to still higher perfection by twenty years residence in the family of an English nobleman in the position of butler.
Mr. Dollman was one of the kind of men so rarely found, who have a deep and deliberate aversion to publicity.
Indeed he was reticent to the last degree consistent with sweetness of spirit. But the merits of his character
were so pronounced and positive that men delighted to confer honor upon him, which he little sought. He was
baptised and brought up in the church of England. For fourteen years he was a communicant of the First Presbyterian
church of this city. He died Saturday morning May 23. His funeral took place from the church he had
so loved in life. After appropriate remarks made by Rev. E. Kent, the order of Odd Fellows, of which Mr.
Dollman had long been a member bore his remains to the cemetery.
Thursday June 11, 1874
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By Rev. Geo. Sluter
"An honest man has gone to rest
Submitted by Barb Huff
As e're God with his image blest."