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Celia (Cecelia) Oakley (Lane)

Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Springville, Utah, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William West Lane and Mariah Lane
Wife of James DeGroot Oakley
Mother of John Oakley; Sarah Corcelia Storrs; Ami Oakley; Davis Lane Oakley; Louis Napoleon Oakley and 10 others
Sister of Lavina Lane; Sarah J. Greenwalt; Cordelia Carter and Emma Dunham

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Celia (Cecelia) Oakley

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Birth: Feb. 10, 1848 Council Bluffs Pottawattamie County Iowa, USA

Death: Oct. 24, 1924 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Ciscelia was the daughter of Mormon pioneers William West Lane & second wife Maria Burr Clark Lane. Her father was to lead a wagon train of Mormons to the Salt Lake Valley, but he and Ciscelia's mother died within days of starting the journey (July 1852). Ciscelia had a twin sister Cordelia, and three other sisters, Lavinia, Sarah and Emma. All five little girls were under age nine when they were orphaned. They continued the journey to Salt Lake with their half-brother Davis Clark & half-siblings, from their parents respective first marriages.

Ciscelia married James DeGroot Oakley 24 Nov 1863 in Springville, UT. They had six children (Sarah Corcelia, Ammi, Davis Lane, Louis Napoleon, Arthur Eugene and Burr DeGroot). James practised polyigamy and Ciscelia divorced him. She remarried to Edward Alonzo Clark on 8 Dec 1892 and together they had a son,Hyrum W. Clark. ___________________________________

-published in The Provo Daily Herald Oct 31, 1924


Funeral services were held in the Springville Fouth ward chapel Sunday afternoon October 28, for Mrs. Cecelia Lane Oakley Clark, 76 years of age, Utah pioneer of 1852 and for many years a resident of Springville, who died at her home in Salt Lake City last Friday of penumonia. The body was brought from Salt Lake City to Springville Sunday.

Bishop G.R. Maycock was in charge. Musical numbers were furnished by Miss Inez Wheeler and Miss Helen Palfreyman. The speakers were Bishop J. F. Bringhurst and Don C. Johnson. The invocation was by G.S. Condie and the benediction by Bishop G.R. Maycock. The grave in the Evergreen cemetery was dedicated by Bishop Maycock.

Mrs. Clark was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lane, both died within three days of each other of cholera while crossing the plains leaving five daughters all under eleven years of age, who were brought to Utah by friends in the company.

Surviving are five children, Mrs George A. Storrs, Mrs. W. W. Lee and Hyrum W. Clark all of Salt Lake City, Ami Oakley of Springville and Lewis N. Oakley of Cedar City; also two sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Carter, of Springville and Mrs. Taylor Dunham, of Dunlap, Iowa.

Family links:

  • William West Lane (1797 - 1852)
  • Mariah Burr Lane (1806 - 1852)
  • Edward Alonzo Clark (1845 - 1919)
  • James De Groot Oakley (1826 - 1915)*
  • Sarah Corcelia Oakley Storrs (1864 - 1929)*
  • Ami Oakley (1866 - 1951)*
  • Davis Lane Oakley (1869 - 1917)*
  • Louis Napoleon Oakley (1871 - 1962)*
  • Arthur Eugene Oakley (1872 - 1873)*
  • Hiram William Clark (1893 - 1939)*

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Springville Utah County Utah, USA Plot: Section A, Lot 153, Pos.3

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Celia (Cecelia) Oakley's Timeline

February 10, 1848
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA
Age 4
Utah Territory
Age 6
Utah Territory
Age 9
Utah Territory
November 24, 1863
Age 15
Springville, Utah, Utah, USA
October 12, 1864
Age 16
Springville, Utah, Utah
Age 16
Utah Territory
Age 17
Age 18
Utah Territory
Age 19
Utah Territory