William Riley Stiles

Brief Life History of William Riley

When William Riley Stiles was born on 25 May 1814, in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Stiles, was 44 and his mother, Susannah Pierce, was 42. He married Emily Tice on 13 March 1834, in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States for about 30 years. He died on 25 December 1882, in Barton, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Vermont, United States.

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William Riley Stiles
Emily Tice
Marriage: 13 March 1834
Milo Blodgett Stiles
Flora Alice Stiles
Oliver T Stiles
Wilbur Allen Stiles
Laura Stiles
Eben G Stiles
Ellen E Stiles
Jennie Viola Stiles

Sources (36)

  • William Stiles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William R Stiles, "Find A Grave Index"
  • W R Styles in entry for Ellen E Annis, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stile , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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