Daniel Riley Winfrey

7 August 1893–2 January 1979 (Age 85)
Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Riley

When Daniel Riley Winfrey was born on 7 August 1893, in Oregon, United States, his father, William Everett Winfrey, was 27 and his mother, Carrie Calista Spencer, was 20. He married Christian M Ketels about 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Westfir, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1930 and West Moreland Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 2 January 1979, in Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pleasant Hill, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Daniel Riley Winfrey
Christian M Ketels
Marriage: about 1915
Arthur Daniel Winfrey
Dorothy H Winfrey
Marian Winfrey
Carl Howard Winfrey

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
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 · Oregon Historical Society
Age 5
The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 23
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

(1997: 2082;2007: 4922; 2010: 6740)English:from the Middle English male personal name Winfrey, probably an Anglo-Norman French form of ancient Germanic Winefrid, Winefred, although it could alternatively be a survival of the rare early Old English name Winefrith or the equally rare Old English Wynfryth. Winefrid and Winefrith are composed of Germanic words for ‘friend’ and ‘peace’, while the first element of Wynfryth is Old English wynn ‘joy’.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Daniel R Winfrey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Daniel R Winfrey in entry for Carl Howard Winfrey, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Daniel Riley Winfrey, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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