Charles Leon Willey

Brief Life History of Charles Leon

When Charles Leon Willey was born on 6 September 1866, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Ebenezar Glover Willey, was 31 and his mother, Ellen Augusta Hopkins, was 26. He married Ella Pearl Clark on 26 November 1890, in 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 77, and was buried in Coquille, Coos, Oregon, United States.

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Charles Leon Willey
1866–1944
Ella Pearl Clark
1868–1937
Marriage: 26 November 1890
Earl Clark Willey
1891–1965
Edith Pearl Willey
1894–1983
Charles Leon Willey
1896–1985
May Blossom Willey
1898–1914
Harriet June Willey
1899–1991
Elva Willey
1904–1986

Sources (20)

  • Charles L Willey in household of Carl W Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Leon Willey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Charles Leon Willey in entry for Charles Leon Willey, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

1867 · Oregon Pioneer Association

The Oregon Pioneer Society was organized in October 1867. Their purpose was to keep a list of members and when they moved to Oregon. The Oregon Pioneer Society became the Oregon Pioneer Association on October 18, 1873. The Association dissolved in 1928. 

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Will , a short form of William . In some instances a variant of Wiley .

Americanized form of Swiss German Willi .

History: Isaac Willey is recorded in Boston, MA, in 1640, and went on to be one of the founders of New London, CT. His descendent Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821–1914) was one of the founders of the College of California at Berkeley in 1860.

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

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