|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1875|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1906|
Oliver was the son of John R. and Caroline (Layman) Daily. In 1880, they were living in Clinton County, Indiana. He had a younger brother, John, and a younger sister, Alice.
On December 21, 1898, he married Mary Margaret Campbell in Page County, Virginia. Mary was born there in August 1879.
In 1900, he was living in Page County, Virginia with his wife, Mary. Their daughter, Thelma, was born on the June 12 and the Census was taken on the 9th.
He and his daughter, Thelma, died on the same day.
The line of inscription on his gravestone may be from this Civil War poem:
HE DIED AT HIS POST by J.W.Holman
A soldier had fallen! 'Tis well that we weep!
O soft be his pillow, and peaceful his sleep!
Far, far from his home, and the friends he loved most,
He fell in the conflict, and died at his post.
When brave ones were summoned their country to save,
He hasted war's perils to share with the brave,
And proudly he stood in the van of the host,
And, like his Great Captain, he died at his post.
No more shall earth's conflicts disturb his repose,
He has gone where the weary are free from life's woes;
There covered with glory, on Eden's bright coast,
'Twill be sweet to remember he died at his post.
Farewell youthful soldier! we ne'er will forget,
The life thou has offered, the death thou has met!
Of thee may our nation in history boast;
And tell the whole world, thou didst die at thy post.
A soldier has fallen; but long shall remain
The star-spangled flag which he died to sustain;
For, sooner than let our loved country be lost,
A nation of freemen will die at their post!
Thelma Ward Daily (1900 - 1906)*
Elder Oliver L. Daily, He died at his post.
Salem Baptist Cemetery
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Sep 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21783890