Daniel Wilbur Oakey

25 November 1840–11 April 1875 (Age 34)
Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Daniel Wilbur

When Daniel Wilbur Oakey was born on 25 November 1840, in Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edwin Okey Sr, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ann Pitt, was 19. He married Sarah Jane Green on 1 February 1861, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 11 April 1875, in Tintic Junction, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Wilbur Oakey
Sarah Jane Green
Marriage: 1 February 1861
Sarah Jane Oakey
Rhoda Elizabeth Oakey
James Henry Oakey
Daniel Wilbur Okey
Minnie Louise Oakey
William Edwin Oakey
Shipton Orchard Oakey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1861American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 10
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from Oakey Farm in Haresfield, Gloucestershire. The placename probably derives from Old English āc ‘oak’ + (ge)hæg ‘fence, enclosure’.variant of Okey .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (25)

    • Daniel Oakey in household of Edward Oakey, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Daniel Oakey in entry for Shipton Orchard Oakey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Daniel O Key, "United States Census, 1870"

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