When Amanda Ellen Wiley was born on 3 April 1849, in Indiana, United States, her father, Wilford Moore Wiley, was 21 and her mother, Mary Melissa Wiley, was 14. She married William S. Harmon on 10 October 1867, in Gibson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Banner, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 March 1933, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Long Beach Municipal Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.
English: from various places called with Old English wīg, wēoh ‘idol’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’, such as Whyly in East Hoathly (Sussex), Whiligh in Ticehurst (Sussex), Weeley (Essex), Weoley (Worcestershire), and Willey (Surrey), or from any of the other places called Willey, such as those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire, named with Old English wilig ‘willow’ + lēah, or from Wylye (Wiltshire), which takes its name from the river Wylye (of uncertain etymology).