Bertis C. Riley

13 October 1900–14 August 1964 (Age 63)
Gibson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Bertis C.

When Bertis C. Riley was born on 13 October 1900, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, his father, Nicholas Riley, was 29 and his mother, Susan E Skelton, was 26. He married Faye Hilda Harbison on 12 January 1921, in Princeton, Patoka Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Barton Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Francisco, Center Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1942. His occupation is listed as county superintendent of roads in Gibson, Indiana, United States. He died on 14 August 1964, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Providence Cemetery, Francisco, Center Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bertis C. Riley
Faye Hilda Harbison
Marriage: 12 January 1921
Ruth Riley

Spouse and Children

12 January 1921
Princeton, Patoka Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States


    Ruth Riley


Parents and Siblings




    George Nicholas Riley



    Carlos R Riley


    Frona C Riley


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 6

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 17

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Bertis C Riley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertis Riley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertis Riley in household of Nicholas Riley, "United States Census, 1910"

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