Lucy Proctor

Brief Life History of Lucy

When Lucy Proctor was born on 19 May 1852, in Watertown, Washington, Ohio, United States, her father, Nathan Proctor, was 38 and her mother, Lucy M Morris, was 35. She married Theodore Dana Riley on 23 December 1876, in Washington, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 4 East Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died on 3 July 1927, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Theodore Dana Riley
Lucy Proctor
Marriage: 23 December 1876
Alfred Theodore Riley
Frank Edward Riley
Louisa Riley

Sources (12)

  • Lucy Proctor in household of Nathan Proctor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucey Proctor, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Lucy Proctor in entry for Frank Edward Riley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (northern): occupational name from Middle English prok(e)tour ‘steward’ (shortened from Old French procurateour, Latin procurator ‘agent’, from procurare ‘to manage’). The term was used most commonly of an attorney in a spiritual court, but also of other officials such as collectors of taxes and agents licensed to collect alms on behalf of lepers and enclosed orders of monks.

History: John Proctor (died 1757) was a prominent citizen of Boston, MA, and is buried in the King's Chapel Burying Ground there.

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

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