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Infant Son OAKLEY

Oakley Chapel (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Henry
May 20, 1854 - September 5, 1923

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, September 6, 1923

OAKLEY, H.A. {Berry} - Word was received Friday morning of the death of H.A. (Berry) Oakley in Chicago the previous evening after an illness of several years. The body arrived in Rogers Sunday morning from Chicago, accompanied by Mrs. Oakley and son, Raymond, who were met here by the oldest son, Sidney Oakley, of Henryetta, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held in the Central M.E. Church here Sunday afternoon at three o'clock and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Crichlow. The deceased had been a member of this church for many years. Burial was in the Oakley Chapel cemetery where so many of his kinfolks have preceded him. Mr. Oakley was one of the early settlers of this section and was for many years one of the best known citizens of Rogers, holding numerous positions of trust and importance, and engaging in various lines of business. For a number of years most of the family have been in Chicago and Mr. Oakley, who had been traveling for a commission house, joined them there when his health began to fail. He was a native of Bedford county, Tenn. where he was born May 20, 1854, coming to Benton county with his parents at the age of fifteen. At the time of his death he was 60 years, three months and ten days old. The family located west of the present site of Rogers and Oakley Chapel received its name from the family. While living in that neighborhood he married Miss Mollie Horsley, who survives him, and to them were born seven children, five daughters and two sons. All of the daughters are now living in Chicago - Mrs. Myrtle Buttry, Mrs. Mabel Hall, Mrs. Fray Fergus, Misses Lelia and Maurine. The sons are Raymond and Sidney Oakley. Mr. Oakley was a brother of Mrs. C.E. Smith and Bud Oakley of Oakley Chapel neighborhood; Ben Oakley of California, and Tom Oakley of Park Hill, Okla. Another brother, D.A. Oakley, father of O.A.P. Oakley of Rogers, died some years ago. The deceased was a life long Democrat and served as postmaster of Rogers during the first Cleveland administration, always taking an active interest in the political matters of the city, county and state. He was for a time cashier of the Citizens Bank; was secretary and treasurer of the Rogers Lumber Co.; was engaged in the grocery business for a time and then became a representative of northern commission houses, a business in which he spent the last fifteen years of his life. His memory is held in respect and esteem by the older residents of our town who remember him as a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a loyal friend and associate.

Mary
1860 - 1942

Infant
No dates

Contributed on 3/7/09 by wfields55
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Submitted: 3/7/09 • Approved: 1/26/18 • Last Updated: 1/29/18 • R164491-G164285-S3

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