When James Hezekiah Radley was born on 6 March 1849, in Ripley, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Milford Radley, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Eliza Canfield, was 22. He married Susan M. Jones on 16 January 1873, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Center Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 30 October 1918, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lafayette, Wabash New Purchase, Indiana, United States.
English: habitational name from Radley (Berkshire), recorded as Radelegec. 1180, Radley in Kintbury (Berkshire), recorded as Radelega in 1176, or Radley in Bishop's Nympton (Devon), recorded as Radlegh in 1282. The placename derives from Old English rēad ‘red’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.