James Oscar Worley

Brief Life History of James Oscar

When James Oscar Worley was born in November 1864, in Taylor, Iowa, United States, his father, Elijah Worley, was 25 and his mother, Priscilla B Martin, was 21. He married Electa May Myers on 11 October 1890, in Jefferson, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Waverly, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Blair, Washington, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died in January 1942, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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James Oscar Worley
Electa May Myers
Marriage: 11 October 1890
Odin Freeman Worley
Orval Lloyd Worley
Harry David Worley
Mabell I Worley

Sources (13)

  • James A Worley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Worley, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • James O Worley, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1878: Coffey, Kansas, United States


Find A Grave Cemetery Photo shows the established date of this cemetery was in 1885.

Name Meaning


habitational name with different origins. In the West Midlands this surname is most probably derived from Great or Little Wyrley in Norton Canes (Staffordshire). The placenames derive from Old English wīr ‘bog myrtle’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. In the East Midlands, the name is possibly from Worlick in Ramsey (Huntingdonshire), the etymology of the which is uncertain. In northern England, possibly from Whirley in Over Alderley (Cheshire), which has the same etymology as the Staffordshire names. There may also be a further unlocated source of this habitational name in southern England.

possibly an irregular variant of Wortley or Warley .

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

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