Howard Franklin Medley

10 March 1893–4 November 1982 (Age 89)
Wabash Township, Clark, Illinois, United States

The Life of Howard Franklin

When Howard Franklin Medley was born on 10 March 1893, in Wabash Township, Clark, Illinois, United States, his father, Albert Medley, was 31 and his mother, Caroline Weaver France, was 28. He married Iva Bell Wyrick in 1914. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Sugar Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 4 November 1982, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in West Terre Haute, Sugar Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Franklin Medley
Iva Bell Wyrick
Marriage: 1914
Floyd F Medley
Dewey Raymond Medley

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Albert Medley


    Caroline Weaver France




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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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, either a variant of Madeley (a name common to several places, including one in Shropshire and two in Staffordshire), named in Old English as ‘Māda's clearing’, from an unattested byname, Māda (probably a derivative of mād ‘foolish’) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; or from Medley on the Thames in Oxfordshire, named in Old English with middel ‘middle’ + ēg ‘island’. 2. nickname for an aggressive person, from Middle English, Old French medlee ‘combat’, ‘conflict’ (Late Latin misculata).

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Medley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank H Medley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank H Medley, "United States Census, 1920"

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