Letha Riley

July 1886–
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Letha

When Letha Riley was born in July 1886, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Leander Marion Riley, was 24 and her mother, Jeannette Bell Green, was 20. She married Edward Hull on 12 April 1900, in Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States.

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Edward Hull
Letha Riley
Marriage: 12 April 1900

Spouse and Children

    Edward Hull



12 April 1900
Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Leander Marion Riley


    Jeannette Bell Green




    Elna Riley



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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 20

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 31

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Letha Hull in household of Hugh West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lecha Hull, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Lecha Hull, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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