Hyre Lee Tolley

2 October 1891–2 November 1953 (Age 62)
Jackson, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Hyre Lee

When Hyre Lee Tolley was born on 2 October 1891, in Jackson, West Virginia, United States, his father, Gilbert Alexander Tolley, was 31 and his mother, Mary Harpold, was 29. He married Leota Myrtle Good in 1914, in Jackson, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ravenswood, Jackson, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Springdale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 2 November 1953, in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyre Lee Tolley
Leota Myrtle Good
Marriage: 1914
Cora Hazel Tolley
Mildred Tolley
Gilbert William Tolley
Marguerite Darlene Tolley
Dewey Edward “Jerry” Tolley

Spouse and Children

Jackson, West Virginia, United States




    Marguerite Darlene Tolley


    Dewey Edward “Jerry” Tolley


    Mildred Tolley


Parents and Siblings

    Gilbert Alexander Tolley


    Mary Harpold




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly West Midlands): from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Toll ( see Towle ).2 Probably an altered spelling of German Tolle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Howard L Holley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hyre L Talley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hire L Talley in household of Perry S Good, "United States Census, 1920"

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