Ada Ann Riley

10 June 1847–8 January 1931 (Age 83)
Brown, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ada Ann

When Ada Ann Riley was born on 10 June 1847, in Brown, Ohio, United States, her father, John Riley, was 35 and her mother, Rebecca Thompson, was 32. She married John Edwin Best in 1869, in Adams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Huntington Township, Brown, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Liberty Township, Adams, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died on 8 January 1931, in Wayne Township, Adams, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery, Cherry Fork, Wayne Township, Adams, Ohio, United States.

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John Edwin Best
Ada Ann Riley
Marriage: 1869
John F. Best
George R. Best

Spouse and Children

Adams, Ohio, United States


    John F. Best



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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 13

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Addie A Best in household of John E Best, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Adie Best in household of John E Best, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ada A Best in household of John E Best, "United States Census, 1910"

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