Nannie Ellyson Talley

1890–1959 (Age 68)
Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nannie Ellyson

When Nannie Ellyson Talley was born on 28 March 1890, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, her father, William T “Billie” “Buck” Talley, was 29 and her mother, Lemuella Jones, was 26. She married Arthur Kendall Thomas on 5 August 1908, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 20 January 1959, in Hanover, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Studley, Hanover, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nannie Ellyson Talley
Arthur Kendall Thomas
Marriage: 5 August 1908
William Talley Thomas

Spouse & Children

5 August 1908
Richmond, Virginia, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William T “Billie” “Buck” Talley


  • Female1863–1948Female



  • William Washington Talley


  • Mary Jane Talley


  • Female1890–1959Female

  • Lemuella Katherine Talley


World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 4

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

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

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh ‘descendant of Taithleach’, a byname or personal name meaning ‘peaceable’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Tallig, from a short form of a Germanic personal name similar to Dietrich .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nannie E Thomas in household of William T Talley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nannie Ellyson Thomas, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Nannie Talley, "Find A Grave Index"

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