William Y. Marley Obituary

Ashland Clipper, January 30, 1913



William Y. Marley was born in Randolph county, N. C. , Aug. 14, 1825, and died Jan. 16, 1913 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Fox of Clark county, Kansas.  He was in his eighty-seventh year.

He grew to manhood in his native state.  There he was married to Miss Emma McMasters to which union three children were born of whom one daughter, Mrs. Ed Sta__ey of Clayton, Indiana, is now living.

His second wife was Miss Polly Breedlove to whom was born seven children.  Four are still living: Mr. J. W. , David F., and Jesse A. Marley of El Dorado, Kansas and Mrs. Sarah Fox of Ashland.

He moved with his family to Hendrick county, Indiana, at the close of the Civil War.  After residing there for a number of years he moved to Butler county, Kansas.  The last fifteen years of his life have been spent alternately with his daughter in Clark county, and his sons in Butler county.

For many years he had lived a Christian life.  In recent years he had been a sympathizer with the Holiness movement.

His last few days were passed in peace.  He longed for the day of release to come when the Spirit should return to God who gave it.  Not long before he died his daughter bent over him and asked if he were singing.  He replied, "I am trying to" and then she heard him murmur, "Heaven!"

The path of the righteous is as the dawning light.

That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 4, 2005.


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