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Elkhart Cemetery

Elkhart Cemetery:Oglesby

For a biography of Governor Richard James Oglesby, please see the previous page. This photo shows the inside of the Oglesby mausoleum.

Mrs. Emma Gillett Oglesby (11 Feb 1845- 25 Nov 1928) was a member of the wealthy Gillett family - who constructed the chapel in Elkhart Cemetery and have a prominent plot nearby - and was wife to Governor Richard James Oglesby, and mother of Lieutenant Governor John G. Oglesby.

Mrs. Oglesby was a powerful figure in the upper class social life of Illinois, and a member of the board of directors of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.


Mrs. Oglesby's obituary at

Elkhart Cemetery:Oglesby

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