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Wiley Savannah Dethrow
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1877
Death: Nov. 18, 1912

Wiley Savannah DETHROW was born 5 Feb 1877, Oregon County, MO, and died 18 Nov 1912, Oregon County, MO, the son of Elias [Eli] Samuel DETHROW (1826-1909) and Phebe ELLIOTT (1846-1929). He married Minnie CHILDERS [17 Dec 1878, Lewistown, MO - 11 May 1969, Tucumseh, OK] on 5 Mar 1900, Couch, Oregon Co., MO. To this union were born:

Elmer Floyd (1901-1988)
Dora May (1903-1996)
Mary Edith (1905-1992)
Gladys Lillian (1909-1995)
Della Golden (1911-)

Documentation for the name of Wiley's middle name being Savannah comes from son, grandson, and widow's obituary. Unfortunately, the Death Certificate which is online does not state the middle name, only gives the letter "S".

Middle name "Sylvanna" is found in the Oregon County History Book, page 118. This County History Book was 1st published by the Oregon County Genealogical Society of which I am a member. It was first put out in the late 1960s and a reprint in 1990. While it is a wonderful county book, it is not an older edition with '1st hand' older information. It is noted that not all tombstones, obits, death certificates and direct descendants may agree and sometimes be wrong. However, in this case when so many of these variables agreeing, I will choose to go with the closer direct descendants in their submissions to me.

[About the submitter: I am the Dethrow Family Historian, and have written several books on the Dethrows including the award winning, "The Dethrows of Oregon County" which was published in 2000. I have also written books, as well, on those ancestorial families of our matriarch, Phebe Elliott Dethrow [mother of the above Wiley]. As the organizer and coordinator for the Dethrow Family Reunion [held every 3 years in Oregon Co], I have had the pleasure and the luxury of not only having a parent born and raised in Oregon Co., MO, but I know many of the cousins and direct descendants of all the children of Elias S. and Phebe Elliott Dethrow, personally. My mother, who, while growing up, knew many of her Dethrow cousins very well, and has countless 1st hand memories of the now gone older generation as well. I am an Ozarkian, and proud of it!]
Family links: 
  Elias Samuel Dethrow (1826 - 1909)
  Phebe Elliott Dethrow (1846 - 1929)
  Minnie Bell Childers Dethrow (1878 - 1969)*
  Dora Mae Dethrow Melton (1903 - 1996)*
  Christopher Columbus Dethrow (1846 - 1864)**
  Mary Ann Dethrow (1848 - 1864)**
  Susan Elizabeth Dethrow (1852 - 1864)**
  Thomas J. or H. Dethrow (1855 - 1864)**
  Hopie Dethrow Sanders (1867 - 1956)*
  Eli David Dethrow (1873 - 1956)*
  Wiley Savannah Dethrow (1877 - 1912)
  Emma Pearl Dethrow Hendrix (1883 - 1956)*
  Ray Dethrow (1886 - 1975)*
  Elmer Dethrow (1889 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Cotton Creek Cemetery
Oregon County
Missouri, USA
Created by: LanitaSS
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32453964
Wiley Savannah Dethrow
Added by: LanitaSS
Wiley Savannah Dethrow
Added by: LanitaSS
Wiley Savannah Dethrow
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- Christine Moyer
 Added: Nov. 10, 2009
Wiley Savannah Dethrow was my ggrandfather's brother. We miss you Wiley.
- LanitaSS
 Added: Dec. 28, 2008

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