William Benton Riley Obituary

Clark County Clipper, June 27, 1901


William Benton Riley was born in Benton county, Indiana, Oct. 2nd, 1868; departed this life at Arkansas City, Kansas, Saturday, June 20, 1901, age 32 years, 7 months and 22 days.

Deceased was the second oldest son of James H. and Casandia E. Riley, and came to Clark county in 1887 with his parents and has resided here ever since; until several months ago.

He was married to Miss Ollie McGuire of Arkansas City, May 13, 1896.  Of this union there were two children born, one of whom survives.  After leaving Ashland he moved with his family to Arkansas City and from there they went to Granite, O. T. (Oklahoma Territory) at which place he was running a barber shop when he contracted the fever and soon became deranged with fatal results.  The body was laid to rest in the Hackney cemetery north of Arkansas City; Rev. Mr. Henshaw preaching the funeral sermon.

The wife and baby especially, and all other relatives will have the profoundest sympathy of the people of this entire community where they resided so long and have many friends.

Submitted by ~Shirley Brier~ in September 29, 2005.

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