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Richard & Elizabeth Oakley and family

Richard & Elizabeth Oakley and family

Posted: 1280318572000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Oakley
Hi, my Great Grandmother's Sister, Elizabeth Ann Williams born c1875 in Barrow In Furness, married Richard Oakley (c1875) in England, they had one Daughter whilst still living in England, Elizabeth 1902, I found them on the 1910 USA census, living at Pittsburgh 15, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. By then they had three more Daughters, Sarah 1906, Florence 1908 and Dora C1909.They also had a Son named Richard born 1913.Richard senior was a steel worker by trade. I would love to know more about this family, so any help would be great, many thanks.

Re: Richard & Elizabeth Oakley and family

Posted: 1280364748000
Classification: Query
I found a passport application for Elisabeth when she went to visit relatives in England in 1922

If you go to the link and view the first page of information, then click the next arrow you will see another page with more information on her, as well as a photograph.
( The photo on the first page of the link is for a previous applicant)

I am attaching the photos of the record including the headshot

Re: Richard & Elizabeth Oakley and family

Posted: 1280377743000
Classification: Query
I didnt mention but I am not related . Just stuck on my tree so helping other people when I can.I found alot of information for you on google archives and ancestry that should give you some names you might try finding to contact. The following family information is collected from the sources below them.

Elizabeth Oakley
b 2 Aug 1901
d 18 Oct 1989
m. William Mckibben abt 1925
m. unknown Lammie possibly 1968
-daughter Elizabeth J. McKibben b abt 1926
-possible daughter (or inlaw) Joan McKiben b 1931

Florence Oakley
b. 11 Jul 1908
d. 13 Jul 1989
m. William T. Blackham
-daughter Dolores ( Marefka)
-son William Blackham

Dora Oakley
b 11 Jul 1908
d. 7 Oct 2003
m. William Greiner abt 1929

Sarah Oakley
b 11 Dec 1905
d. 5 Sep 1972
m. John B. (Jack) Gregory
-daughter Nancy (Ruskin)

Mary Oakley
b. abt 1911
d. before 1920

Richard Oakley
b. abt 1914
d. 23 Jun 1962
m. Linda Quinn
-son Benjamin

An interesting article on google archives from the Pittsburgh Press about the Oakley Girls.

Sep 29, 1911
Three Girls from One Family are Entered into the Borden Baby Contest

Hazelwood Twins and their Little Sister Form Interesting Trio, Which is Backed by their Neighbors to Make good Showing.

" Just Think of it
Three children from one family are entered in the Borden Baby Contest. And they are all under the age limit of 3 years.

Sounds awfully improbable, doesn't it. But it is a fact nevertheless.
The trio of interesting contestants in this biggest of baby shows ever held in this country, comes from Pittsburgh, and consists of a pair of twins, 2 years and 11 months, and their dear little baby sister, who is only 3 months old.

Their names are Dora and Florence Oakley , and the youngest of the trio is Mary. They live at 34 Clarion St., Hazelwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Oakley claim to be the luckiest people in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Oakley writes to the Baby Contest that they were all brought up on Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed milk. This is very gratifying to the Borden Company, for it furnishes another of the thousands of voluntary testimonials of thankful mothers who have already successfully tested the health giving properties of this famous infant food, but- it enters not all into this contest as far as winning prizes goes. For even if your baby has never tasted Eagle Brand Milk, it is just as welcome as those chubby little chaps and girlies who have lived on it from birth, and they stand just as good a chance of winning one of the 215 prizes which tend to make this big contest so interesting...

I found a partial obit for Florence on google archives. You should be able to order that if you want the full obit.

Florence Blackham

Obit for Florence BLACKHAM
Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - July 15, 1989 - C7 DEATH NOTICE

Florence O. Blackham Florence O. Blackham, 81, of Coral Springs, Fla., died July 13, 1989 at the home of her daughter. Preceded in death by her husband, William T., she is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and John Marefka of Stow; son and daughter-in-law, William and Jane Blackham of Coral Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters. Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Final...

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Obituary for Richard Oakley
26 June 1962

Services for Richard A. Oakley, a West Mifflin general Contractor, will be
At 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Lebanon Presbyterian Church. The funeral procession will leave O’Toole & O’connor Funeral Home at 5206 Second Ave, Hazelwood at 1:30 Pm.
Mr Oakley, 49, of 1328 Lebanon Church Road, drowned Saturday (Jun 23) while swimming in the Monongahela River. The owner of the Chip and Putt Putt Golf Course on Lebanon Church Road, he had been an area contractor for 25 years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 486, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 274, American Legion Post 538, and the Plasterers Union. He is survived by his wife Linda Quinn Oakley; a son, Benjamin; and four sisters , Mrs. Elizabeth Lammie, Mrs. Sarah Gregory, Mrs Dora Greiner and Mrs. Florence Blackham.
Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery

Death notice
Brevard Obituaries Orlando Sentinel Oct 20, 1989

Elizabeth Lammie, 88, 2295 S. US Highway 2, Rockledge
Died Wednesday

(also mentioned in the search Joan McKibben)

Florida Death Index
Elizabeth O Lammie

B 2 Aug 1901
d. 18 Oct 1989
Brevard Fla

Joan S. Mckibben public records
On ancestry has her born 15 Mar 1931

In 1930 US CENSUS Pgh,

William McKibben 30 head labor/rail road m appx 1925
Elizabeth McKibben 28 wife
Elizabeth J. McKibben 4 4/12 daughter
William Griener 26 boarder Dairy Company clerk m. appx 1929
Dora Griener 21 boarder

So Elizabeth married William McKibben in Pittsburgh abt 192. Looks like she may have married a MR. Lammie in Brevard County Florida in Feb 1968.

Dora married a William Greiner appx 1929 in Pittsburgh.

Dora O. Greiner
B 11 Jul 1908
d. 7 Oct 2003 Largo, Pinellas, FL last residence

Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory
b. 11 Dec 1905
d Sep 1972 West Mifflin, PA
Google Archive
(on electronic page 16 of 25 ; newspaper page 30)
Pittsburgh Post Gazette Sep 7 1972

In Rockledge, Fla, on September 5, 1972, Sarah Oakley, wife of the late John B. (Jack) Gregory; mother of Mrs. William F. (Nancy) Rustan; grandmother of Mark, Keith and William J. Rustin; sister of Elizabeth Lammie, Dora Griner, Florence Blackham and the late Richard Oakley. Family will receive friends Thursday evening, 7-9, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Paul C. Forsaith Funeral Home, 126 Hazelwood Ave, Hazelwood. Services Saturday Morning at 10 o’clock.

Happy hunting, and let us know how it goes! If any of the links dont work or you need any help with what I found just email me.

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