Vernon Leroy Silkett, 1858-1933
SILKETT, BUFFON, REED, JONES
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Date: 10/19/2015 at 09:00:49
V. L. Silkett, 75, Dies Christmas Day
Funeral Services Were Held Yesterday for Resident of this County Since 1881.
FOUR CHILDREN SURVIVE
Vernon LeRoy Silkett, 75, a prominent resident of Montgomery county since 1881, died at 11:10 Christmas morning at his home, 205 First-ave. His death resulted from a sudden attack of apoplexy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. yesterday at the Sellergren Funeral home, with Rev. Geo. Rogers, Baptist minister, in charge. Burial was in Frankfort cemetery.
Vernon L. Silkett was born January 13, 1858, a son of Joel and Matilda Silkett, then residing in Monroe county, Iowa. In 1881, Mr. Silkett moved to this county, and became engaged in carpentry and farming. He was married to Frances A. Buffon at Red Oak, Dec. 12, 1886. Four years ago, he moved in Red Oak and has since lived here.
Surviving children are: Herbert L. Silkett, Norfolk, Neb.; Frances Mary Reed, Orland, Calif.; Howard V. Silkett, Norfolk, Neb. Four sons died in infancy. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Clara Jones, of Iola, Kansas, and three brothers: A. C. Silkett, Red Oak; V. L. Silkett, Downs, Kansas; and G. G. Silkett, Griswold.
THE SUN, Red Oak, Iowa, December 29, 1933.
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