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Willey, Robert H. 1853-1916

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Willey, Robert H. 1853-1916 Reply with quote

Monterey Daily Cypress, CA Dec 2, 1916
Monterey Pioneer To Be Buried Today
Death of R.H. Willey Removes Dean of Monterey County Bar

Robert H. Willey, one of the oldest and best known attorneys in Monterey county, died at about 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Dr. Hart’s sanitarium in Pacific Grove, after a long illness. Willey was the dean of the Monterey county bar, his practice extending over a period of thirty-seven years. Deceased was a native of New York City, and was aged sixty-four years. When a child his parents moved to England, and he remained there until he was seventeen years old, when he left that country and located in San Francisco. He studied law about 1876, and was admitted to practice, opening his first office in Napa, in which city he was married. Willey located in Monterey in 1870, and the peninsula was his home thereafter until his death. Deceased is survived by his wife; a daughter, Rena J. Willey; and two sons, John A. Willey and R.H. Willey Jr., both residents of Montana. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W.J. Platt of Oakland, and Mrs Fred Hoeck. The funeral will take place at 2:30 this afternoon from J.A. Pell’s undertaking parlors in Pacific Grove, and will be under the auspices of Monterey Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Pacific Grove, of which deceased was a member. Members of the J.O.F. of which order he was also a member, will attended the obsequies. Interment will be made in El Carmelo Cemetery.

Willey, Robert H., married S.C., age 64, died in Monterey County on Nov. 30, 1916 #55407
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