Horace Messenger Greeley

Male5 October 1844–2 March 1922

Brief Life History of Horace Messenger

When Horace Messenger Greeley was born on 5 October 1844, in Dyberry Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Greeley, was 54 and his mother, Olive Messenger, was 35. He married Isabella Ricketts on 20 February 1879, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dyberry, Dyberry Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 2 March 1922, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Horace Messenger Greeley
Isabella Ricketts
Marriage: 20 February 1879
Earl Ricketts Greeley
Florence Olive Greeley

Sources (21)

  • Horace M Greely, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Horace M Greeley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Horace M Greeley, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1879Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 15

    Oakwood cemetery was founded in 1859 and was designed by the landscaping architect Howard Daniels.


    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mag Raoghallaigh ‘son of Raoghallach’, a variant of Raghailleach; compare O'Reilly .

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

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