PETER OAKLEY                               GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Lebo, Coffey Co., KS.

Died:  Sept. 18, 1900


Peter Oakley Dead.


  After an illness of several months at the home of N. S. Fewqua, Peter Oakley quietly passed away, Sept. 18, 1900.  Peter Oakley was born near Troy, New York July 18, 1811, and had lived to the ripe age of 89 years and 2 months, Nov. 4, 1838 he was married to Miss Hepsibah Paddock.  To them were born 5 children all of whom together with his wife and 2 adopted children have preceded him to the Great beyond.  He was one of those very quiet, strictly honest men and tenaciously clung to the golden rule as the guide of his life in all things.  He was a soldier from the beginning to the end of the civil war and while at Arkansas Post was left on the field for dead.  His funeral services were conducted by the writer at the M. E. church.  Sermon from Ecch. 12:13, 14.  The remains were entered in Lincoln cemetery.