Richard Berry Riley

Male12 April 1861–26 December 1944

Brief Life History of Richard Berry

When Richard Berry Riley was born on 12 April 1861, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Miles Riley, was 22 and his mother, Emiline C Brumfield, was 24. He had at least 9 sons and 4 daughters with Eliza Ann Bennett. He lived in Valley Township, Grant, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Medford, Grant, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 December 1944, in Wakita, Grant, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wakita, Grant, Oklahoma, United States.

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Richard Berry Riley
Eliza Ann Bennett
Thomas William Riley
Lillie Mae Riley
Richard Wilbur Riley
John James Riley
Robert Riley
Mabel Annalie Riley
Charles Valentine Riley
Francis Patrick Riley
Charles Riley
Ernest Miles Riley
Francis Riley
Irene Marie Riley
Erma Lorene Riley

Sources (15)

  • Richard Riley in household of Thos M Riley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Riley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard B Riley in entry for Ernest Miles Riley, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 10

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 24

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name chiefly from High Ryley in Accrington (Lancashire) and Riley in Kirkburton, which was in the manor of Wakefield (Yorkshire). In some cases the name may derive from Riley Farm in Eyam (Derbyshire), Royley in Royton (Lancashire), or Rylah in Scarcliffe (Derbyshire). The placenames all come from Old English rȳge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Irish: from Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach. This is the name of a chieftain family in Cavan, related to the O'Rourkes. In Anglicized form it has also been confused with Ó Raithile found in Munster, usually Anglicized as O'Rahilly or Rahilly . See O'Reilly .

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

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