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Oma Appleby

William Salley

William Salley, Daughter Wilma Lee and

Wife, Oma Mae Appleby



   Oma Mae Appleby, daughter of Emmett Edwin Appleby and Ethel (Farmer) Appleby.  Her father, Emmett, was born 29 December 1874, and her mother, Ethel was born 2 September 1875, both born in Greene County, Missouri.  Emmett and Ethel were married 15 April 1901  in Greene County, and divorced 15 May 1903.

   Oma Mae Appleby was born in September 1902, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. She was her parents only child.  

   Oma  married Bill Salley, 5th August 1921.  They were the parents of five Salley children; Wilma Lee, Eileen Marie, DeLois Jean, Robert William, and Naomi Ruth.

 Bill died August 1985 and Oma August 1993, both in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.



Our thanks to Lyndon Irwin of  Bois d'Arc, Missouri for the picture of Oma and her family.  Lyndon, is an in-depth genealogist, author,  professor,  sheep raiser (not the ordinary sheep, but Sheep!!) and much more.  Yet, after an E-Bay purchase of  photographs, he discovered the,  above,  picture of Oma and her family  among them  and decided to find a relative for her.  Google was the first step,  followed by a visit to  Appleby Heritage website, then an email to Appleby Heritage to Dee, offering to send the postcard, cost free.  Oma Appleby Salley is my (Dee) first cousin.  Welcome Home, Oma.

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