Obituary Shelton Alben Oliver,
Montgomery County, Missouri, 3 Oct 1882
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 20 October 1882 Mr. Shelton A. Oliver was born in Clark county, Kentucky, June 1st, 1822, emigrated with his parents to Montgomery county, Mo., in the Autumn of 1826, was married to Miss Virginia Bishop, Nov. 6, 1850. He joined the M.E. church, south, in August, 1870, and was baptized by Rev. Henry H. Craig. Nine children blessed the happy union of their marriage. Two died in infancy, and a son, Jefferson Davis, at the age of nine, two have married and gone from the old homestead. Four of them with their widowed mother survive and deeply mourn their loss. Upright, manly and just in all his dealings, he maintained an unblemished character, commanded the respect and carried the confidence and esteem of his community. He was a good provider for his family in all his married life, thirty-two years his pantry shelves were filled with the substantials for their table. "Death, who cannot be bribed by the gold of an empire," challenged his victum, and on the morning of October 3d, 1882, our brother fell asleep after an illness of 12 days. Funeral services by Rev. Henry Kay, after which he was laid to rest in the church yard of Bethel. Thus he lived a useful life and died a peaceful death.
Obituary Sarah Virginia (Bishop) Oliver,
Montgomery County, Missouri, 17 Jun 1904
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 24 June 1904 Mrs. Virginia Oliver. A hushed and tender solemnity fell upon this community when it was announced by the sons of Mrs. Virginia Oliver, "Mother is dead!". Oh, so sudden! The shock seemed too severe to the bereaved ones and to the whole community. Administering ... presence. Like ... old age. Mrs. Virginia Oliver (nee Bishop) was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, April 25, 1827; came with her parents to Missouri when she was eight years old; was married to Shelton Oliver Nov. 6, 1850; united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, south, August, 1870; died June 17, 1904. Her funeral was preached by her pastor, Rev. Middleton, on Sunday, June 19, From Revalation, 14:13, ... Thus has a beautiful life passed from our midst. The sobs of grief from her children, grandchildren, and other relatives told of their deep-felt loss. The sons of the deceased are Judge W.S., Lee and Edwin Oliver; the daughters, Mrs. Emmett Walker and Mrs. Charles Dillard, several grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive.
Auxvasse Review, Audrain County, Auxvasse, Missouri, 11 Aug 1904 Death of Mrs Virginia Oliver. Mrs Virginia Oliver (nee Bishop) was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, April 25, 1827, came with her parents to Missouri when she was eight years old; was married to Shelton Oliver November 6, 1850, united with the Methodist Episcopal Church south, August 1870, died June 17, 1904. She leaves one brother, T.D. Bishop, and five children, the sons of the deceased are Judge W.S., Lee and Edwin Oliver, the daughters, Mrs. Emmet Walker and Mrs. Charles Dillard, several grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive.