Arthur Oakes

 

 

 

Age: 74

 

Summary: South Dakota patriot who drew national attention in the mid-1950's when he paid money from his own pocket to keep the lights on at Mount Rushmore National Memorial during a federal government shutdown.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: 1939

 

Died: May 5, 2014

 

Location: Keystone, South Dakota