Richard George Woolley

Brief Life History of Richard George

When Richard George Woolley was born on 15 April 1913, in Canton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Herbert Codey Woolley, was 31 and his mother, Agnes Higinbotham, was 29. He married Texas Virginia Travis on 18 July 1939, in District of Columbia, United States. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1930 and Akron, Algoma, Ontario, Canada in 1936. He died on 4 June 1985, in Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ontario, New York, United States.

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Richard George Woolley
1913–1985
Texas Virginia Travis
1912–1997
Marriage: 18 July 1939

Sources (6)

  • Richard Woolley, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Richard George Woolley, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"
  • Richard Woolley, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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1932

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’, such as Woolley (Huntingdonshire, Yorkshire), Woolley in Bovey Tracy (Devon), and Woolley in Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire).

Irish (Cavan): in Ireland, according to Woulfe, when this is not the English name, it has been adopted for Woulfe .

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

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