Jasper Ernest “Jap” Oglesby

Jasper Ernest “Jap” Oglesby

Logan County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Jul 1935 (aged 53)
Logan County, Illinois, USA
Burial Elkhart, Logan County, Illinois, USA
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Son of Richard James Oglesby the former governor of Illinois. He was born 10 Feb 1882 in Logan County, Illinois. He died sometime after 1930.

Jasper Ernest "Jap" Oglesby died July 3,1935 in Elkart,Logan Co,IL and was born in ILLinois. Married Maude Lee Byrum bet 1913 and 1914 in ILLinois. They had 2 sons Richard born June 11,1913 in Elkart,Logan Co,ILL and died Feb 1983 in Springfield,Sangamon County,ILLinois. John Lewis Oglesby born Apr 14,1920 in Elkart,Logan Co,ILL,died June 1972 in Nebraska.
Jasper second marriage was to Myrtle Nicholson ABT 1920. She was born Dec 18,1892 in Kansas and died June 1,1973 in Volusia,Florida. They had 2 children , Emma G. Born Abt 1924 in Logan Co,ILL and James Born 1926 in Logan County,ILL
Jasper Ernest Oglesby,53, former resident of Decatur and a son of the late Governor Richard J.Oglesby died at 4:20 am today in his farm home at Cornland, a short distance south of Lincoln.He suffered a stroke several years ago and had been in poor health ever since.

Mr.Oglesby was born in Decatur, Feb. 10, 1882 in the home now occupied by Mr.and Mrs.Frank L. Evans,421 W.William street. He was still a child when the family moved to Springfield.

He was twice married. He leaves two sons by his first marriage,Richard II of Springfield and John Oglesby of Elkhart. His second wife, who survives him was the former Myrtle Nicholson, by her he leaves two children, James E. and Emma Jean Oglesby, Cornland. He also leaves a sister Mrs.Felicitie Cenci of Elkhart and Italy, a brother, John G. Oglesby, former lieutenant governor of Illinois, in Elkhart. There is also a half brother,Hiram G.Keays of Elkhart and a half sister,Mrs. Olive Snyder, New York.
He was a half brother of the late Robert Oglesby who was perhaps the best know member of the fmaily in Decatur as he was a frequent visitor here and owned some property in Decatur. Jasper Oglesby was a nephew of Mrs. Will Barnes of Decatur.

He was employed for some time as a trainman for the Illinois Traction System and in August 1910 was appointed inspector by the same company. Later he retired on account of poor health. The body is at the Sheets funeral home in Lincoln,awaiting completion of funeral arrangements.

Decatur Daily review 7/3/1935 -- per Janet Donner

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  • Maintained by: Alvin Oglesby
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 18695306
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jasper Ernest “Jap” Oglesby (10 Feb 1882–3 Jul 1935), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18695306, citing Latham Cemetery, Elkhart, Logan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Alvin Oglesby (contributor 47049777) .