Mary Etta Ogburn

17 April 1867–24 July 1958 (Age 91)
Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Etta

When Mary Etta Ogburn was born on 17 April 1867, in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States, her father, Edward Ivan Ogburn, was 26 and her mother, Malinda Alice James, was 24. She married John William Riley on 15 November 1885. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Walnut Township, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Crawford Township, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 24 July 1958, in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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John William Riley
Mary Etta Ogburn
Marriage: 15 November 1885
Otto Ellice Riley
Frank Earl Riley

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15 November 1885







    Frank Earl Riley


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Ogborn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ogburn in household of Edward Ogburn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Riley in household of William Riley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Etta Ogburn Riley in entry for Frank Earl Riley, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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