Jasper Mayberry Tilley

12 December 1898–7 September 1964 (Age 65)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Jasper Mayberry

When Jasper Mayberry Tilley was born on 12 December 1898, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Lewis W. Tilley, was 40 and his mother, Rachael Reece, was 39. He married Sylvia Ethel Wauson on 11 February 1921, in Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Midland Township, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 7 September 1964, in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States.

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Jasper Mayberry Tilley
Sylvia Ethel Wauson
Marriage: 11 February 1921

Spouse and Children

11 February 1921
Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Lewis W. Tilley





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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 6

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant spelling of Tilly . 2. habitational name from Tilley in Shropshire, named from Old English telga ‘branch’, ‘bough’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. 3. occupational name for a husbandman, Middle English tilie (Old English tilia, a primary derivative of tilian ‘to till or cultivate’). 4. from the medieval female personal name Tilly, a pet form of Till .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Mayberry Tilley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jasper M Tilley in household of Louis Tilley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mabrey Tilley in household of Lewis Tilley, "United States Census, 1900"

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