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Williams, Wiley Bennett
BORN: 15 Feb 1889 DIED: 7 June 1931 BURIED: 9 June 1931 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Monmouth, Polk Co, Oregon
1900 CENSUS - Wiley B. Williams (b Feb 1889, Oregon) enumerated with mother Sarah R. (b June 1861, Oregon, married 21 years, mother of 6 children, 4 living at time of census) & brother John (b Sept 1883, Oregon)
OSBH DC (1931 Polk co) #47 Wiley Bennett Williams, male, blacksmith, single; b 15 Feb 1889, Monmouth, Ore; father Sanford R. Williams (b Mo); mother Sarah Crosley (b Linn co, Ore); d 7 June 1931, Monmouth, age 42y 3m 22d; bur Monmouth [Smith]; informant Mrs Henry Dickinson, Independence
Last Saturday afternoon J.C. Wilson, local blacksmith and his assistant, Wiley Williams, went to the Cedargreen farm to shoe some horses. They finished the work and started for home at about 8 o’clock. On the paving they caught up with two young women and Williams suggested they offer them a ride. Wilson objected that there was not room but Williams insisted that he ride on the running board to allow the pedestrians to ride. Williams reclined along the fender over the front wheel and passing a car lost his balance. To save himself he grabbed for the motometer which came off and he fell on the road. Apparently he was not seriously injured but was helped to the Wilson home and Dr. Knott summoned. There were bruises on his head which the doctor bandaged. Toward midnight he developed a fever and the doctor was summoned again and found Williams out of his head. An opiate was administered. The doctor recognized the case as the formation of a blood clot in the brain but the patient recovered and was thought to be out of danger. Shortly before two, his condition again became worse, the doctor was again called, arriving at the house and Williams died at 2:05. Wiley Bennett Williams was a son of Sanford R. Williams and was born on a farm south of Monmouth February 15, 1889. He graduated from the eighth grade in Independence, where the family was living for the time being. He was eight years in the regular army and was stationed in the Hawaiian Islands at the time of the World War. He has been working in Monmouth for the past two months and for a year previous to that time he worked in a battery shop in Portland. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry Dickenson of Independence, Route 2, and a brother John Williams of Monmouth. The crowd at the funeral services filled to overflowing the Keeney funeral home chapel in Independence. Rev. F.C. Stannard of the Monmouth Baptist church officiated and burial was in the Smith cemetery near Lewisville. Monmouth Herald, Thursday, June 11, 1931, 1:4, 6:6-7
Wiley B. Williams Oregon Horseshoer, 3 Engrs June 7, 1931
OSBH DC (1931 Polk co) #47 1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Independence, ED 175, FA#83) Monmouth Herald, 11 June 1931, 1:4, 6:6-7
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