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Martha OAKLEY HORSLEY

Rogers City (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

William
Missouri
Civil War Confederate
January 9, 1935 - July 3, 1908

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Wednesday, July 8, 1908

HORSLEY, W.B. - "Uncle Billy" Horsley died Friday evening at six o'clock at his home one mile west of Rogers on Walnut street. He has been quite ill for several weeks, the result of an attack of bilious fever but it was thought he was somewhat better and the news of his death was learned by all with mingled surprise and regret. Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Sunday morning at ten o'clock and were conducted by Rev. Marshall, assisted by Rev. J.G. Bailey. Interment was in the Rogers cemetery. The church was crowded with old friends and neighbors who had gathered to pay their last sad respects to the memory of one whom many had known and loved for over forty years. For fifteen years Mr. Horsley had been a deacon of the Congregational church and one of its most faithful attendants. By his death a vacancy has been created in the church that can never be filled in the memory of those who know him best. "Uncle Billy" had those sterling virtues and enduring qualities of character that made a man respected in every community, no matter what his position in the financial or social scale. For forty years he had lived on his farm in this community and though he several times suffered severe financial losses through misfortune and misplaced confidence in others, it did not embitter his life and he was ever cheerful and hopeful. It can be honestly said of Uncle Billy that he was a Christian through and through; a man who never betrayed a trust, never deserted a friend, and never took a mean advantage of anyone. He was a life-long democrat and always took a great interest in political affairs, local and national, and was always to be found out working for his friends. He was one of the half-dozen or so men who gave the Frisco a bonus to secure the location of Rogers and has always worked for the betterment and up building of this city. By his death the Rogers Democrat loses one of its oldest and staunchest supporters for he was a charter member of its first subscription list twenty-seven years ago. There was not a man in Arkansas in whom the writer had more confidence or for whom he had more sincere respect than Uncle Billy and his death is a personal loss. W.B. Horsley was born in Kentucky January 9, 1835, being seventy-three years, five months and twenty-four days old. He went to Missouri with his parents and spent a number of years, enlisting from that state into the Confederate army where he served with honor and credit. Late in the sixties he came with his father to Benton county and had made his home here ever since. In 1873 he was married to Miss Martha Oakley, who survives him, as do also four children - Misses Ada and Kate Horsley of Rogers; Hobbs Horsley of Dallas, Texas and Alfred W. Horsley who is in Illinois. Hobbs was called here several weeks ago by his father's illness but was taken sick himself and had to return home.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Wednesday, July 8, 1908

Lewis Horsley of Maysville, a brother of the late W.B. Horsley, and D.B. Horsley, a nephew, and family of Bentonville, were here Sunday to attend the funeral.

*Obituary
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, July 9, 1908

W.B. Horsley, an old citizen of Rogers, died at his home last Friday after an illness of several weeks duration. He was a man well and favorably known by nearly everyone in his community as he had resided on his farm near Rogers for forty years. Mr. Horsley was an uncle of Prosecutor D.B. Horsley of this city.

Martha
April 9, 1844 - April 4, 1909

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, April 8, 1909

HORSLEY, Martha OAKLEY - Mrs. W.B. Horsley died early Sunday morning, the result of pneumonia, at her home on N. Third Street. She had been in poor health for some time but had been seriously ill for only a week or two. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday morning at eleven o'clock and were conducted by Rev. J.G. Bailey of the Congregational church. Mrs. Horsley was one of the older residents of this section, having resided in Benton county for forty years. She was a member of the Congregational church of this city although poor health kept her close at home for the greater part of recent years. After the death of her husband last July Mrs. Horsley and daughters moved from the home one mile west of town on Walnut Street, where they had lived for many years, and have since been living in town. She was greatly beloved by the community and her large circle of friends and relatives as one of our best women, and one whose Christian life served as a worthy example to all who knew her. Miss Martha Oakley was born in Bedford county, Tenn. April 9th, 1844 and with her father's family came to Benton county in 1869. She united with the M.E. church, South when about fifteen years of age. She married W.B. Horsley in July 1873 and to them were born five children, one of whom died in infancy. Those living are Misses Ada and Kate Horsley of Rogers; Hobbs Horsley of Dallas, Texas and Alfred W. Horsley of Rogers. Mrs. Horsley has one sister and five brothers living. Mrs. C.E. Smith, who lives west of Rogers is her only sister. H.A. Oakley of Rogers is a brother. The Democrat joins with the many friends in extending their deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and especially to the two daughters, so recently bereft of both father and mother.

Alfred
1883 - December 23, 1932

*Obituary
Rogers Daily News
Tuesday, December 27, 1932

HORSLEY, Alfred "Buzz" - Alfred "Buzz" Horsley, 48 years old, member of one of the oldest Benton county families, died at Quincy, Ill. Dec. 23 following a short illness and the body arrived here Tuesday morning for burial. Funeral service will be held at the Callison funeral home at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Rogers cemetery. Mr. Horsley was born and reared on a farm just west of Rogers but left this section about 20 years ago, returning only a few times in the interval. He was unmarried. He is survived by one brother, Hobbs Horsley, Dallas, Texas, and two sisters whose homes are in California.

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