Charles Leon Willey

6 September 1865–6 April 1944 (Age 78)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Leon

When Charles Leon Willey was born on 6 September 1865, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Ebenezar Glover Willey, was 30 and his mother, Ellen Augusta Hopkins, was 25. He married Ella Pearl Clark on 26 November 1890, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Coquille, Coos, Oregon, United States for about 15 years and Election Precinct 399 Rose Park, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 6 April 1944, in Fort Steilacoom, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Coquille, Coos, Oregon, United States.

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Charles Leon Willey
Ella Pearl Clark
Marriage: 26 November 1890
Earl Clark Willey
Edith Pearl Willey
Charles Leon Willey
May Blossom Willey
Harriet June Willey
Elva Willey

Spouse and Children

26 November 1890
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1866 · Married Women's Property Act

Age 1

Married Women’s Property Act protected women’s rights protected property for women in Oregon upon the death of her husband. 

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various places so named. Those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; one in Devon probably has Old English wīðig ‘willow’ as the first element, while one in Surrey has Old English wēoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’. 2. variant spelling of Willy 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles L Willey in household of Carl W Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Willey in household of Elizabeth Hopkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles L Willey, "United States Census, 1930"

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