Name: Dilley, Thomas Anderson
Burial Date: 1913, 11/16
Age at Death: 70
Plot Location: 216 C/D
Notes: husband of Caroline Margaret(Condit)
Co. C,1st Engineer Reg. of the West
War: Civil War
See complete obituary STERLING BULLETIN
|Birth:||May 7, 1843
|Death:||Nov. 13, 1913
POSTMASTER IS DEAD. 13 Nov 1913. T. A. Dilley, postmaster of Sterling! passed away about two o’clock this afternoon. Mr. Dilley had not been well for some time, but not until a few days ago was an immediate danger felt. He had been gradually failing but was able to be at the post office until a short time ago, and last Saturday was able to come uptown for a shave.
Mr. Dilley had been suffering from diabetes, and some time ago other complications set in and hastened the end. Monday morning word was passed around the city that he was in a dangerous condition, and that gangrene had set in, as well as other complications.
The deceased has had trouble with his eyes for several years, and during the past year had had a couple of operations performed for the removal of cataracts, and was thereby made able to get around alone and to enjoy life a little better. He made the point to be in the post office regularly in spite of his many troubles.
More particulars will be given in next weeks Bulletin. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time.
Mr. Dilley’s term as postmaster would not have expired until next July. (Russell Dilley, his nephew. Who left the Sterling area in 1912, reported that T. A. was essentially blind the last time he saw him and that he depended on an old horse and buggy to carry him back and forth to the post office, J. 0. Andrews)Thomas Anderson Dilley son of William Newell Dilley Sr. and Mary Axtell, married 13 March 1873, to Caroline Margaret Condit, at Viola, Illinois, in the Home Of her Brother J. Condit. Thomas and Caroline had three children: Albert Dilley, Samatha Dilley (who was adopted), Condit William Dilley. Thomas is a 1st cousin, 3 times removed to my wife, Carol.For more information visit Pitzer website.Family links:
William Newell Dilley (1811 – 1897)
Mary Axtell Dilley (1814 – 1886)Spouses:
Caroline Margaret Condit Dilley (1842 – 1938)
Margaret Gordon Dilley (1838 – 1870)
Plot: Lot 216 C/D
|Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
Record added: Jun 16, 2005
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