Born: 15 October 1867, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Died: 21 January 1941, Birr, Co. Offaly, Rep. of Ireland.
Father: Jonathan Verney Oakley
Mother: Hannah Jane Coughlan
Married: Mary Jane Horan, 1898, Wicklow.
Jonathan Verney, b. 1899, Birr, d. 13 September 1974,
Benjamin, b. 4 June 1901, Birr, d . 15 March 1957, Birr
Eveline, b. 1903, d. 1963, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, Rep. of Ireland.
Trained as a carpenter and had a building business in Crompton Row, Birr. Started career working in a distillery (making Irish Whiskey). Was mainly dependent on confectionery business founded by his wife.
[From grandson Benjamin]: Took pride in appearance and was generally well turned
out. A gourmet. Would stay in Galway for 3-4 days each year just to eat fresh
mackerel when it was in (remembered by his descendants because Jack did not
drive and would have to get his son to take him).
Dying words were than grandson Benjamin (aged 8) was to have his wristwatch.
Below is 1898 wedding photograph: