Wiley Thomas Brady

14 July 1929–15 September 2014 (Age 85)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Wiley Thomas

When Wiley Thomas Brady was born on 14 July 1929, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Samuel Leroy Brady, was 19 and his mother, Myrtle Irene Dingler, was 19. He married Bettie Sue Deal on 2 June 1951, in Ashley, Arkansas, United States. He died on 15 September 2014, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cottonwood, Houston, Alabama, United States.

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Wiley Thomas Brady
Bettie Sue Deal
Marriage: 2 June 1951

Spouse and Children

2 June 1951
Ashley, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Myrtle Irene Dingler




World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 12

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 26

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh ‘descendant of Brádach’, a byname the meaning of which is not clear. It is unlikely to be connected with Gaelic bradach ‘thieving’, ‘dishonest’, which has a short first vowel.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wiley T Brady, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Wiley T Brady, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Wiley Thomas Brady, "Find A Grave Index"

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