Posey Tilden Worley

Brief Life History of Posey Tilden

When Posey Tilden Worley was born on 22 June 1896, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, John Lewis Worley, was 24 and his mother, Louisa Adeline Compton, was 25. He married Susie Nan Thelma Worrell on 11 July 1921. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Barkers Ridge District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1950. He died on 20 March 1988, in Mullens, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Posey Tilden Worley
Susie Nan Thelma Worrell
Marriage: 11 July 1921
Roby Tilden Worley
Dennie Worley
Joyce Jacqueline "Jackie" Worley
Maxine Louisa Worley
James John Worley
Donnie Worley Sr
Posey Worley
Carl Douglas Worley

Sources (9)

  • Posey G Worley, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Posey Worley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Posey Tilden Worley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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