|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1876|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1931|
DeKalb Chronicle: Jan 20, 1931
John Skelley of The Dalles, Oregon
Death suddenly last night entered two homes in this city, the Thomas Skelley residence on Roosevelt Street and the George Abbot home on North Eighth Street, bringing sorrow to many friends and relatives. John Skelley of The Dalles, Oregon, died at the Skelley home on Roosevelt Street, following a heart attack, while Mrs. George Abbot passed away after but a day's illness.
The death of John Skelley follows that of his father, Thomas Skelley, by but four days. Mr. Skelley came here from his home in the state of Oregon to attend funeral services for his father. A victim of many years of asthma, he was taken ill on Saturday night with another attack. It is suggested that his system was greatly weakened by the grief over his father's death and by many activities in which he engaged incidental to the funeral services held last Friday. A weak heart, coupled with the severe attack of asthma, resulted in his death shortly before midnight last night.
BURIAL IN OREGON
The body will lie in state at the Nelson and Ronan chapel on North Third Street this afternoon and evening and at 11:00 o'clock this evening will be shipped the The Dalles, Oregon, for burial. Frank, a brother living in Chicago, will accompany the remains west.
Mr. Skelley was born at Naperville on Dec 16, 1876, and as a young man lived in this community. When about 21 years of age he went west, having lived since that time in the state of Oregon.
He leaves to mourn his sudden death his widow, Mrs. Rose Skelley, two daughters, Mrs. Alice Martin of The Dalles and Mrs. Jesse Taylor of Idaho, and three brothers, Charles and Frank of Chicago and T. William of this city.
The Dalles Chronicle Jan 22, 1931 page 3
HEART ATTACK FATAL TO JOHN H. SKELLEY
CITY NIGHT PATROLMAN IN EAST FOR FUNERAL OF AGED FATHER
John H. Skelly, 54, night patrolman on the Dalles Police Force for the last five years, traffic officer two years before that and for about five years county fruit inspector, died suddenly Sunday night from a heart attack at the home of his brother, William, at DeKalb, Illinois, according to messages received early this morning from that point.
Mr. Skelley was called to DeKalb on January 12 on account of the serious illness of his father, Thomas Skelley, who died before the local man reached his bedside.
Since reaching DeKalb last Thursday, Skelley had not rested well, but was not believed seriously ill, his death coming as a second shock to relatives gathered at DeKalb to attend the elder Skelley's funeral.
The deceased was born in Naperville, Ill., December 16, 1876, and had lived in Oregon for 30 years, 20 years of which had been spent in and near The Dalles. He was a member of the local Odd Fellows lodge, and of the Church of Christ, of this city.
He is survived by his widow; Rose P. Skelley, of this city: two daughters, Mrs. Norval Martin, of The Dalles and Mrs. Anna Taylor of Howe, Idaho; and three brothers, Charles and Frank of Chicago and William of DeKalb.
The latter will accompany the body back to this city, leaving tonight, and funeral arrangements are to be announced later by Calllaway's.
THE DALLES CHRONICLE, JAN 22, 1931, FRONT PAGE
SKELLEY FUNERAL THURSDAY
Funeral services for the late John H. Skelley, veteran Dalles police officer, will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon from Callaway's Rev. H.E. Rossell, former minister of the Christian church here, will officiate.
Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery, where members of the Odd Fellows lodge will conduct grave side services. Active pallbearers will be follow officers, Frank Heater, Glen Mayfield, Willard Osborn, Clarence Dunsmore, Frank Grimm and Joseph Steers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Kurtz, Rex Ward, A.W. Manchester, R.T. Yates, George Obar and George Adkins. The Sunset garage will be closed from 2 to 4 on account of the funeral.
Thomas H. Skelley (1851 - 1931)
Anna Skelley Skelley (1857 - 1910)
Rose S. Prall (1884 - 1938)
Alice M Skelley Martin (1899 - 1969)*
Anna Skelley Taylor (1902 - 1947)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Rosemary Skelley
Record added: Jan 25, 2010
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