Leona Edrington

Brief Life History of Leona

When Leona Edrington was born on 27 June 1894, in Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States, her father, Edward "Ed" Edrington, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann Hampton, was 28. She married James Henry Riley on 5 November 1911, in Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Spring Grove Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1940 and Soledad, Monterey, California, United States for about 1 years. She died on 7 December 1963, in Monterey, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Riley
1892–1960
Leona Edrington
1894–1963
Marriage: 5 November 1911
Horace Woodrow Riley
1913–1913
Ermon Harry Riley
1914–1997
James Robert Riley
1917–2011
Lucille A Riley
1920–2013
Marjorie Marie Riley
1922–2002
Helen J Riley
1926–
Kenneth Edward Riley
1927–2004

Sources (12)

  • Leona Riley, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Leona Riley, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Leona Riley in entry for Kenneth Edward Riley, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from an unidentified place. It may be a metathesized form of Erdington in the West Midlands, which derives its name from the Old English personal name Ēanrēd + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

History: Christopher Edrington is recorded in Rappahannock County, VA, in1666–71.

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

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