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                                         H. Oscar Wooley. [Vernon Township.]
                                            J. S. Wooley. [Vernon Township.]
                                         Robt. P. Wooley. [Beaver Township.]
                                                      Wm. Wooley. [Floral.]
H. Oscar Wooley.
H. O. Wooley is not listed in the February, 1870 census of Cowley County. He is not listed in the other township census’s. The Winfield census of 1880 lists a lady, Elmira, age 38, with no husband.
H. O. and W. S. Wooley.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.
Hugh T. Wimer to H. O. and W. S. Wooley, n. w. 29 31 3, 160 acres, $300.
H. Oscar Wooley.
H. Oscar Wooley, of Vernon Township, came to Cowley County in 1870. According to the Traveler of August 15, 1883, he ran for County Sheriff.
J. S. Wooley.
May 11, 1878. J. S. Wooley, of Vernon Township participated in the  formation of the agricultural society.
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1880.
Died on Sunday, October 3rd, 1880, at his residence in Vernon township, J. S. Wooley, aged 66 years. Mr. Wooley was one of the earliest and most highly esteemed citizens of this county, having settled here in 1870. We feel that in his death we, in common with a wide circle of his acquaintances, have lost a valued friend. We were absent from the county at the time and did not learn the sad news until we returned.
Robt. P. Wooley.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.
O. C. Holman to Robt. P. Wooley, w ½ and n e of s e 36 33 3, 120 acres, $800.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1880.
Tuesday morning news was brought to town of the suicide of Robert P. Wooley, in Beaver township. Mr. Wooley arrived from Indiana about ten days ago, with his wife, whom he had married three weeks previous, and leaving her at the Olds House in this city, commenced improving his farm, which is located about seven miles southwest of town. During this time he boarded at Lucius Walton’s. Last Friday he came to town, visited his wife, and left with her $250 in cash. On Monday he again came to town and saw her for a few moments, telling her that he would come up for her the next day. He then returned to Lucius Walton’s, ate supper, and went to bed as usual. About two o’clock in the night he got up and went out, but returned in a few minutes and asked a young son of Mr. Walton’s, with whom he was sleeping, for a rope, giving as a reason that he wished to tie his mules away from the horses. This was the last time that he was seen alive.

About 7 o’clock Tuesday morning he was found in the barn of Wm. Shaw, one and one-half miles from Walton’s, hanging by the neck from one of the braces in the roof. It seems that after securing the rope, he walked over to Mr. Shaw’s barn, climbed up to the rafters, and after fastening one end of the rope (which was about eight feet long) to the brace in the roof, tied the other end around his neck and jumped off between the rafters. He had pulled off his hat, coat, vest, and shoes, and first attempt­ed to tie his hands together with his shoe strings; but failing in this, took his pocket handkerchief, made a running noose in each end, slipped one hand in, and after adjusting the rope around his neck, put his hands behind him, slipped the other noose over his wrist, and drew them up tight.
In his pockets were found two letters, one to his wife and one to his father, who lives in Ripley County, Indiana; $65 in cash and a check on Read’s bank for $250, in favor of Wm. Dobson. The letters were dated March 3rd, but were evidently written on Sunday afternoon.
All his property, amounting to about $3,000, is left to his wife. The only motive to which this rash act can be attributed is a morbid fear of losing his property and being reduced to pauperism. He had recently made a bad investment, about which he was constantly harping, and over which he seemed to brood deeply. He was a man of good moral character, and 31 years old the 18th of March.
Winfield Courier, April 15, 1880.
The remains of Robert P. Wooley, who committed suicide in Beaver township last week, were taken to his old home in Indiana for interment. His wife accompanied the body over the same road she had traveled three weeks before a happy bride. This was the saddest occurrence we have yet been called upon to chronicle as happening within the borders of Cowley County.
Wm. Wooley. Floral.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881. Wm. Wooley had a frame house, which was destroyed by the tornado. One child was blown down in the well and escaped by means of a ladder. Loss: $300.


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