William Riley

1879–Deceased (Age NaN)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Riley was born in 1879, in England, United Kingdom. He married Emily Southern on 21 September 1907, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Metheun, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

William Riley
1879–
Emily Southern
1882–
Nora Riley
1909–
William H. Riley
1911–

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Nora Riley

    Female1909–Female

    William H. Riley

    Male1911–Male

World Events (3)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • William Riley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Riley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Riley, "United States Census, 1920"

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