Well Known Farmer Dies

Sylvester Markley A Life Long Resident of Kerton Township

Sylvester Markley, a well known and highly respected farmer of Kerton township, died at his home east of Bluff City, Monday, following an illness of several months duration.

Mr. Markley was born February 9, 1860, on the farm in which he spent his last days. On January 28, 1883, he was united in marriage to Miss Rebekah McKinley. To this union seven children were born: DeLoss, Mary, Mrs. Laura McLean, Roy, Edwin, Helen Stermac, Ethel Moore who together with the aged companion survive the loss of a kind husband and father.

Mr. Markley is also survived by one brother, Martin Markley of Highmore, South Dakota, one half-brother, William Dutton, two half-sisters, Mrs. Stewart Rose and Mrs. Rebekah Workman, both of Bluff City.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at one o’clock at the U. B. church, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Interment in Astoria Memorial Mausoleum.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 4/13/1938

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