William Robert Wooley

22 August 1859–18 November 1933 (Age 74)
Dunbar, Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert Wooley was born on 22 August 1859, in Dunbar, Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States, his father, David Miller Wooley, was 23 and his mother, Jane Harris, was 18. He married Jennie Evans on 25 December 1878, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 18 November 1933, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Robert Wooley
Jennie Evans
Marriage: 25 December 1878
Carrie May Wooley
David Miller Wooley
Margaret Jane Wooley
Herbert Roy Wooley

Spouse and Children

25 December 1878
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

In 1862, the US government gave away Nebraska land to any settler who could farm it for 5 years. Thousands of people took that opportunity.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Woolley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm R Wiley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Wooley, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Wm Wooley, "United States Census, 1880"

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