Oscar B. Oakley

27 February 1898–27 April 1974 (Age 76)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Oscar B.

When Oscar B. Oakley was born on 27 February 1898, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Yancey J. Oakley, was 36 and his mother, Laura Josephine Chandler, was 29. He married Era Emma Jones on 24 December 1917, in Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Slaughters, Webster, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 27 April 1974, in Webster, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Slaughters, Webster, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar B. Oakley
Era Emma Jones
Marriage: 24 December 1917
Margaret Oakley
Allie Ray Oakley
Metabeth Oakley

Spouse and Children

24 December 1917
Posey, Indiana, United States


    Margaret Oakley


    Allie Ray Oakley


    Metabeth Oakley


Parents and Siblings


    Laura Josephine Chandler




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 2

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named with the Old English elements āc ‘oak’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oscar Oakley in household of Yancey J Oakley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oscar B Oakley in household of Y J Oakley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oscar Oakley, "United States Census, 1940"

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