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Rhoda Rebecca OAKEY

Rhoda Rebecca OAKEY

Female 1845 - 1856  (11 years)

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  • Name Rhoda Rebecca OAKEY 
    Born 28 Oct 1845  Eldersfield, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID KWJH-LLN 
    _UID E224A5246111D511804F44455354000026AA 
    Died 9 Nov 1856  Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I143  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2012 

    Father Thomas OAKEY, Jr.,   b. 21 Sep 1813, Eldersfield, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1890, Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ann COLLETT,   b. 12 Jan 1812, Pendock, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1892, Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1836  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1845 - Eldersfield, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1856 - Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Reverance at Rock Creek-Rhoda Rebbeca Oakey.jpg
    Reverance at Rock Creek-Rhoda Rebbeca Oakey.jpg

    Headstones
    Rhoda Rebecca Oakey-hs.jpg
    Rhoda Rebecca Oakey-hs.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Four children from the Willie Handcart Company died and are buried in a common grave at Rock Creek Hollow, near South Pass, Wyoming. They were children of faith, courage and service to others. This painting honors all these children who suffered so much in 1856. It particularly honors Rhoda Rebecca Oakey, age ten, the last member of the Willie Company to die on the trail (Nov. 9, 1856).

      Rhoda's sister, Sarah, reported: We fared fairly well until we reached the deep snow in Wyoming (Rock Creek). This representation is of Rhoda by the common grave at Rock Creek, bereft of some of her playmates and friends. Sarah remembered, though the family suffered many hardships we always held our family prayer... Rhoda Rebecca had a sweet soprano voice and many evenings after the camp had been setup and supper eaten she would sing the hymn 'Come, Come, Ye Saints' which helped lift the weary travelers in camp.