John H Riley

11 October 1918–29 June 2002 (Age 83)
Magoffin, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John H

When John H Riley was born on 11 October 1918, in Magoffin, Kentucky, United States, his father, James C Riley, was 35 and his mother, Maud Fletcher, was 25. He died on 29 June 2002, in Norton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia, United States.

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John H Riley
1918–2002
Grace Hollyfield
1921–

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 1
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered
Age 8
In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1941
Age 23
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name chiefly from High Ryley in Accrington (Lancashire) and Riley in Kirkburton, which was in the manor of Wakefield (Yorkshire). In some cases the name may derive from Riley Farm in Eyam (Derbyshire), Royley in Royton (Lancashire), or Rylah in Scarcliffe (Derbyshire). The placenames all come from Old English rȳge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish: from Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach. This is the name of a chieftain family in Cavan, related to the O'Rourkes. In Anglicized form it has also been confused with Ó Raithile found in Munster, usually Anglicized as O'Rahilly or Rahilly . See O'Reilly .

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

Possible Related Names

Reily
Raleigh
Rawley
Rilea
Ryley
Rahilly
Rowley
Rylee
Reel
Relihan
Rielly

Sources (6)

  • John Riley in entry for John Stuart Riley and Carol Ann Harris, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • John H Riley, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • John H. Riley, "Find A Grave Index"

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