Nellie Garnet Riley

17 December 1907–17 April 1994 (Age 86)
Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Nellie Garnet

When Nellie Garnet Riley was born on 17 December 1907, in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States, her father, John William Riley, was 39 and her mother, Nancy Ann Laisure, was 36. She married Ralph Frazier on 27 February 1927, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Parkersburg Magisterial District, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 1994, in Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Evergreen, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Frazier
Nellie Garnet Riley
Marriage: 27 February 1927
Lorraine Lucille Frazier

Spouse and Children

27 February 1927
Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John William Riley


    Nancy Ann Laisure




    John H Riley


    Jessie Virginia Riley


    Agnes M Riley


    Roy M Riley


    Howard Riley


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 2

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Nellie Riley in household of John W Riley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie G Riley in household of Robert Riley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Riley in entry for Lorraine Lucille Miklos, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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