Lydia A. Wiley

22 August 1841–2 May 1920 (Age 78)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Lydia A.

When Lydia A. Wiley was born on 22 August 1841, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, John T. Wiley, was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Elder, was 25. She married Robert A Carson on 3 April 1861, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Queen Anne, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States in 1850 and Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 2 May 1920, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert A Carson
Lydia A. Wiley
Marriage: 3 April 1861
Lennetta Carson
Mable Carson

Spouse and Children

3 April 1861
Macoupin, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John T. Wiley


    Rebecca Elder




    Samuel Wiley



    William Tolbert Wiley


    Mary E. Wiley


    Rebecca Wiley


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie .2 Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river ( see Wilton ).3 English: possibly a variant of Willey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella A Carson in household of Robert Carson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lydia Carson in household of Robert Carson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia A Wiley in household of John T Wiley, "United States Census, 1850"

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