Irwin Rollins Worley

16 February 1900–13 November 1987 (Age 87)
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of Irwin Rollins

When Irwin Rollins Worley was born on 16 February 1900, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, his father, Rollins Michael Worley, was 33 and his mother, Ora Mae Irwin, was 19. He married Metra Lee Renner on 2 June 1926, in Comal, Texas, United States. He died on 13 November 1987, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Irwin Rollins Worley
Metra Lee Renner
Marriage: 2 June 1926

Spouse and Children

2 June 1926
Comal, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Rollins Michael Worley


    Ora Mae Irwin




World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name, either from a variant spelling of Wortley , or alternatively from places in Essex and Somerset called Warley, named in Old English with wær, wer ‘weir’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Warley in the West Midlands, which is named with Old English weorf ‘draft oxen’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irwin R Worley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Erwin Worley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Irwin Worley, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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