William Ragan Culley

21 November 1821–7 March 1899 (Age 77)
Howard, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Ragan

When William Ragan Culley was born on 21 November 1821, in Howard, Missouri, United States, his father, John H Culley, was 29 and his mother, Jane "Jennie" Douglass, was 32. He married Mary Brown on 16 January 1849, in Howard, Missouri, United States. He lived in Post Oak Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 March 1899, in Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ragan Culley
Louisa Caroline Perry
Marriage: 2 July 1857
Lizzie Lewis Culley
Silas Perry Culley
Jennie Culley
Martha E. Culley
William Oliver Culley

Spouse and Children

2 July 1857
Johnson, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John H Culley


    Jane "Jennie" Douglass




    Nancy Elizabeth Culley



    Thomas Jefferson Culley


    Catharine M. Cully


    Sarah Ann Culley


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 8

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Cully .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Culley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm R Culley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William R Cully, "United States Census, 1850"

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