Gabrilla Riley

August 1861–1933 (Age 71)
Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States

The Life of Gabrilla

When Gabrilla Riley was born in August 1861, in Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States, her father, James Watson Riley JR, was 26 and her mother, Eveline Esther Mowery, was 25. She married Frank G. Dickman on 1 June 1892, in Mercer, Ohio, United States. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Celina, Jefferson Township, Mercer, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died in 1933, in Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Celina, Mercer, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank G. Dickman
Gabrilla Riley
Marriage: 1 June 1892

Spouse and Children

1 June 1892
Mercer, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Watson Riley JR


    Eveline Esther Mowery




    Ellen Riley


    Luella Mary Riley




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Reilly .2 English: habitational name from Ryley in Lancashire, so named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There is a Riley with the same meaning in Devon, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname, which is more common in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gabriela D Ford in household of Lulla M Riley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gabrilla M Dickman in household of Fran Dickman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gabrilla Riley in household of Jas Riley, "United States Census, 1870"

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