Carey Cecil Hilley

4 September 1902–14 November 1979 (Age 77)
Elbert, Georgia, United States

The Life of Carey Cecil

When Carey Cecil Hilley was born on 4 September 1902, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry Hilley, was 38 and his mother, Frances Rebecca Jones, was 35. He married Eloise Watkins on 22 November 1927, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District 192, Elbert, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 14 November 1979, in Elberton, Elbert, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Elbert, Georgia, United States.

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Carey Cecil Hilley
Eunice Prince
Marriage: 15 October 1939
David Cecil Hilley
Sidney Carey Hilley

Spouse and Children

15 October 1939
Elbert, Georgia, United States


    David Cecil Hilley


    Sidney Carey Hilley


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 14

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: variant spelling of Hilly, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIcheallaigh, itself a variant of Ó Fithcheallaigh ‘descendant of Fithcheallach’ ( see Feeley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cary Hilly in household of William H Hilly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • C C Hilley in entry for Eloise Watkins, "South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"
  • C C Hilley, "South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"

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