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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