Mary E. Riley

3 June 1822–11 February 1921 (Age 98)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary E.

Mary E. Riley was born on 3 June 1822, in New York, United States. She married Albert Mitchell about 1841, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Sharon Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 11 February 1921, in Hoxie, Sheridan, Kansas, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Hoxie, Sheridan, Kansas, United States.

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Albert Mitchell
Mary E. Riley
Marriage: about 1841
Riley Theodore Mitchell

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 5
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
Age 24
Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 35
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Reilly .2 English: habitational name from Ryley in Lancashire, so named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There is a Riley with the same meaning in Devon, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname, which is more common in northern England.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Mary Mitchell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • M E Stringer in household of R T Mitchell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Stringer in household of James Stringer, "United States Census, 1880"

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