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In loving memory

William A. Gilley

Washington Democrat
Tuesday, 22 March 1927

William A. Gilley, well know Baltimore & Ohio railroad employee, died at 10:25 o'clock this morning following a serious illness of two weeks. Death was due to diabetes, from which he had been suffering for fifteen months. Death of Mr. Gilley came at the home of his son, Walter Gilley, at 814 McCormick avenue. Mr. Gilley had been a employee of the B & O railroad for forty-two years. Up to fifteen months ago he was working regularly but his illness forced him to quit work. He was a yard engineer when he left the employment of the railroad company. Mr Gilley had been a lifelong resident of Daviess county, having been born here September 30, 1863, the son of William H. H. & Margaret (McCracken) Gilley. On September 22, 1887 Mr. Gilley married Maude Wood & to this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive besides his wife. The children are: E.H. Gilley of Terre Haute; Mrs Otto Hamer of Princeton; Walter, Lyndie, Helen & Mrs R.B. Fullerton: & Mrs. Prentice Barker. Eleven grand children also survive. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church & funeral services will be conducted there. The time if the funeral has not been arranged. Deceased was well known in Washington, having been of such a disposition as to make friends with whomever he came in contact. He was liked by his fellow workmen & was a conscientious & hard working man.

Contributed by: Keith Thompson

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