Owen County Democrat December 1926

Charles Wesley Whitley was born January 10, 1850, near Campbellsville, Taylor county, Kentucky and died at his home in Taylor township, Owen county, Indiana, December 26, 1926, aged 76 years, 11 months, and 16 days. He was the third of a family of eight children: Sarah, Robert, Charles W., Laura, Samuel, Martha, Mary and John; born to John and Emily Jane Whitley. In an early day this couple moved to Owen county, Indiana; where Wesley joined them when he was 19 years of age. Upon coming to the neighborhood, he secured employment on various farms in the Little Mount and Salem neighborhoods, in which vincinity he continued to spend his later life. On July 16, 1871, he was married to Sarah Ellen Blackburn, who survives him. To them were born seven children, four sons and three girls.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


February 28, 1957 -Owen County Leader

Harvey E. Whitley, 66 years old of Taylor township died very unexpectedly at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. He had led a very active life and for several years served as Republican Precinct Committeeman of Taylor township. He was born in Taylor township, Owen County, July 25, 1890, a son of the late Charles and Sarah Blackburn Whitley. He had lived in the Montgomery Chapel community all his life. He was a farmer of the north township. Mr. Whitley was a member of Montgomery Chapel Christian Church and also a member of the F & AM Lodge No. 655 in Quincy. He was married to Miss Clara McKamey September 11, 1911 who survives. Other survivors include the one son, Oral Whitley of Roachdale; two daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Thompson of California and Mrs. Helen John of Cloverdale. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Amy Scott of Gosport rte 1 and six grandchildren. Following the sudden death the body was taken to the Whitaker Funeral home in Cloverdale where final rites will be held this afternoon at three o'clock, fast time. Brother Clarence Barr, officiating and interment will be made in the Cloverdale Cemetery. Lodge No. 655 will have charge of the Masonic graveside rites.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

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