Roby Riley

30 April 1913–16 June 1986 (Age 73)
Yadkin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Roby

When Roby Riley was born on 30 April 1913, in Yadkin, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Monroe Riley, was 41 and his mother, Martha Jane Stokes, was 37. He had at least 1 son with Ruby Dale Byrd. He lived in New Castle Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Hamptonville, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States in 1986. He died on 16 June 1986, in Elkin, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hamptonville, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roby Riley
Ruby Dale Byrd
Billy Ray Riley

Spouse and Children


    Ruby Dale Byrd




    Billy Ray Riley


Parents and Siblings

    James Monroe Riley


    Martha Jane Stokes




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 5

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Roba Riley in household of James M Riley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raley Riley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raba Riley in household of James M Riley, "United States Census, 1920"

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