Mary E. Riley

Female3 June 1822–11 February 1921

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (5)

  • Mary Mitchell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary E. Riley - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary E. Riley
  • M E Stringer in household of R T Mitchell, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1841Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (1)

    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.


    Age 32

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name chiefly from High Ryley in Accrington (Lancashire) and Riley in Kirkburton, which was in the manor of Wakefield (Yorkshire). In some cases the name may derive from Riley Farm in Eyam (Derbyshire), Royley in Royton (Lancashire), or Rylah in Scarcliffe (Derbyshire). The placenames all come from Old English rȳge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Irish: from Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach. This is the name of a chieftain family in Cavan, related to the O'Rourkes. In Anglicized form it has also been confused with Ó Raithile found in Munster, usually Anglicized as O'Rahilly or Rahilly . See O'Reilly .

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

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