Daniel Whaley

4 June 1828–2 May 1907 (Age 78)
Matunuck, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel

When Daniel Whaley was born on 4 June 1828, in Matunuck, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Ezekiel Whaley, was 35 and his mother, Susan Holland, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Eldred on 1 December 1859, in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States for about 50 years. He died on 2 May 1907, in Wakefield, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Whaley
1828–1907
Mary Elizabeth Eldred
1840–1926
Marriage: 1 December 1859
Susan Abigail Whaley
1860–1949
Samuel Eldred Whaley
1866–1934
Martha Dalton Whaley
1872–1962
Mary Daniel Whaley
1878–1973
Clara Pullen Whaley
1885–1977

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1859South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1841 · Dorr Rebellion
    Age 13
    The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.
    1862 · US Naval Academy
    Age 34
    The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from Whalley (Lancashire) or Whaley in Bolsover (Derbyshire). The Lancashire placename may derive from Old English hwæl ‘hill’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. The Derbyshire placename may derive from Old English wall ‘wall’, walh ‘Welshman, foreigner’ (genitive plural wala), or wælla ‘well, spring, stream’ + lēah.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Walley
    Wally
    Whalley

    Sources (30)

    • Danl. Whaley in entry for Susan Abby Whaley, "Rhode Island, State Births Index, 1819, 1852-1900"
    • Daniel L Whaley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Daniel Whaley in entry for John Thomas Reynolds and Martha Dayton Whaley, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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