Obit: Oakley, Dimple Irene (1869 - 1946)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: French,Oakley

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Wis.) February 7,1996 Page 28,Index of Oldies columns, originally by Dee Zimmerman

Oakley, Dimple Irene (Oct. 1869 - Feb. 1946)

Dimple Irene French Oakley, the youngest of four daughters of B. F. French, pioneer of Neillsville, died in Los Angeles, this past week.

Bereft of sight or hearing, yet she found means of expressing a brilliant intellect. She wrote articles for magazines published for the blind.

Dimple was born in Neillsville in October, 1869. The family resided in the Town of Levis, near the river and later in Neillsville on the present library site.

She became the bride of Edward Oakley, local superintendent of schools. They were married in 1896 and lived in Neillsville until they move to Los Angeles in 1912.

Moving to Los Angeles, Dimple was able to live near all three of her sisters and two brothers, Dr. John French, eminent physician, and Edwin.



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