Roy Elwin Wiles

10 September 1886–2 April 1972 (Age 85)
Weeping Water, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Roy Elwin

When Roy Elwin Wiles was born on 10 September 1886, in Weeping Water, Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, Isaac Wiles, was 31 and his mother, Cordelia E. Carnes, was 25. He married Mabel Wirth on 12 January 1910, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Center Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years and Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1935. He died on 2 April 1972, at the age of 85, and was buried in Weeping Water, Cass, Nebraska, United States.

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Roy Elwin Wiles
Mabel Wirth
Marriage: 12 January 1910

Spouse and Children


    Mabel Wirth


12 January 1910
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Edith May Wiles


    Bertie E Wiles



    Clark Wiles



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, in particular someone who caught fish, especially eels, by setting up wicker traps in rivers and estuaries, from Middle English wile ‘trap’, ‘snare’ (late Old English wīl ‘contrivance’, ‘trick’ possibly of Scandinavian origin), or in some cases probably a nickname for a devious person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy Miles in household of Isaac Miles, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roy Wiles in household of Homer Jameson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy E Wiles, "United States Census, 1920"

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