The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday June 11, 1874
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By Rev. Geo. Sluter
          There 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.
"An honest man has gone to rest
As e're God with his image blest."
Submitted by Barb Huff

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