Mary E. Riley

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

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

about 1841
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
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 39

Kansas is the 34th state

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 (3)

  • M E Stringer in household of R T Mitchell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Stringer in household of James Stringer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Stringer in household of Riley F Mitchell, "United States Census, 1910"

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