Henry Russel Riley

30 April 1898–11 September 1949 (Age 51)
Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Henry Russel

When Henry Russel Riley was born on 30 April 1898, in Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Timothy J Riley, was 38 and his mother, Ellen M Sutcliffe, was 35. He died on 11 September 1949, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 51.

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Timothy J Riley
Ellen M Sutcliffe
Ruth Sutcliffe Riley
Martha Catherine Riley
Lucy Caroline Riley
Henry Russel Riley
Alice Josephine Riley

Parents and Siblings


    Ellen M Sutcliffe




    Ruth Sutcliffe Riley


    Martha Catherine Riley


    Lucy Caroline Riley



    Alice Josephine Riley


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Larchmont sinks

Age 9

On February 11, 1907, a passenger ship gets rammed by a coal carrier just southwest of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It takes only 10 minutes for the Larchmont to sink. Only 19 of those on board survive. The next day bodies of those that had been on the ship continue to wash up onto the shore.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 14

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Reilly .2 English: habitational name from Ryley in Lancashire, so named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There is a Riley with the same meaning in Devon, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname, which is more common in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • H Russell Riley in household of Timothy Riley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Russel N Riley in household of Tiggot Riley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Russell H Riley in household of Timothy J Riley, "United States Census, 1910"

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