John W. Okey
|John Waterman Okey|
|Ohio Supreme Court Justice|
February 9, 1878 – July 25, 1885
|Preceded by||John Welch|
|Succeeded by||Gibson Atherton|
January 3, 1827|
|Died||July 25, 1885
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Mary J. Bloor|
In 1877, Okey defeated Republican William Wartenbee Johnson for election to the Ohio Supreme Court. In 1882, he defeated John H. Doyle for re-election. He died July 25, 1885. He was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Okey was married to Mary J. Bloor in Woodsfield in 1849. They raised two sons and two daughters.
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- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
- Gilkey, Elliott Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: a Handbook of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio ... State of Ohio.
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