William Daniel "Willie" Briley

Male26 February 1917–30 September 1970

Brief Life History of William Daniel "Willie"

When William Daniel "Willie" Briley was born on 26 February 1917, in Montana, United States, his father, Daniel N Briley, was 45 and his mother, Augusta Lillian Hartwig, was 35. He married Dorothy Mae Hill on 25 March 1937, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States in 1930. He died on 30 September 1970, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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William Daniel "Willie" Briley
Dorothy Mae Hill
Marriage: 25 March 1937

Sources (2)

  • William Briley in household of Daniel Briley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William D Briley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1937Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1919 · Oil is Discovered at Cat Creek

    Age 2

    Located near Petroleum and Garfield counties in Montana is Cat Creek . It was here in 1919, that oil was discovered


    Age 15

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Brólaigh, see Brawley .

    English: habitational name from Brilley in Bridstow (Herefordshire), a local variant of the name that usually develops as Bromley .

    In some cases also an Americanized form of Slovenian Brilej: nickname derived from dialect briliti ‘to shave’, hence apparently denoting a barber.

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

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