James William Silley

–19 January 1947
England, United Kingdom

The Life of James William

James William Silley was born in England, United Kingdom as the son of William Silley and Caroline Paskins. He married Laura Dean Willis on 28 September 1904, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 January 1947, in Brookline, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, and was buried in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Silley
Laura Dean Willis
Marriage: 28 September 1904
Laura W Silley
Dorothy M Silley
James Willis Silley

Spouse and Children

28 September 1904
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


    Laura W Silley


    Dorothy M Silley


    James Willis Silley


Parents and Siblings

    William Silley


    Caroline Paskins




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English filli ‘filly’ (young female horse), perhaps a nickname for a temperamental or skittish person.

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

Sources (3)

  • James W Silley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James W Silley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James W Silley, "United States Census, 1920"

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