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Peter Oglesby
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Birth: 1859
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1890
Adams County
Colorado, USA

Spendthrift nephew of Illinois ex-Governor Richard J Oglesby of Illinois. Accidentally shot himself while hunting rabbits. Was employed at the ranch of J. C. Knowles six miles north of Denver; shot a rabbit and went to retrieve it, laying the gun on the ground. When he picked it up the gun discharged. Came to Colorado about one before; preferred being in the country, thinking that way he could keep the money he would earn as a ranch hand. However, an inveterate gambler, he would lose the money over a faro table. Remains of Oglesby were unclaimed as he was a family outcast and rather wild. Parents and relatives were telegraphed but no response. Eventually a niece in Topeka, Kansas, wrote that she was sorry her uncle was dead and please forward his trunk at the deceased's expense as she did not have funds for funeral or transportation. The inaction of the family has caused considerable comment. No cause was given by the relatives for not giving him a decent burial. Buried in Potter's Field (cemetery section for indigents) at Riverside Cemetery.  
 
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 Parents:
  Calvin Oglesby (1836 - 1907)
  Sarah Catherine Partain Oglesby (1838 - 1917)
 
 Siblings:
  America A Oglesby Brantley (1859 - 1921)*
  Peter Oglesby (1859 - 1890)
  Wilson Coleman Ogilby (1862 - 1932)*
  James R Oglesby (1864 - ____)*
  Virginia W Oglesby Vinyard (1868 - 1922)*
  Harvey Lee Oglesby (1871 - 1947)*
  Florence Oglesby Lane (1873 - 1944)*
  John C Ogilby (1876 - ____)*
  William Calvin Oglesby (1878 - 1966)*
  Lydia Margaret Oglesby Winkleman (1887 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: May 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8809000
Peter Oglesby
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Peter Oglesby
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Peter Oglesby
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- May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012
RIP
- Fred Beisser
 Added: Mar. 21, 2010

- Scotti McCarthy
 Added: Oct. 23, 2009
 
 
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