Marvin Campbell Riley

Brief Life History of Marvin Campbell

When Marvin Campbell Riley was born on 24 March 1909, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, his father, McClellan C. Riley, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Hays, was 32. He married Mary Louise McElfresh about 1929. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Harrison Township, Perry, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 22 May 1985, in Troy, Miami, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Troy, Miami, Ohio, United States.

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Marvin Campbell Riley
Mary Louise McElfresh
Marriage: about 1929
Shirley Ann Riley

Sources (10)

  • Marvin C Riley in household of McClellan Riley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marvin Campbell Riley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Marvin Riley, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1910 · The Mann Act

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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