Eli Riley

Male27 December 1889–7 October 1962

Brief Life History of Eli

When Eli Riley was born on 27 December 1889, in Lawrence, Arkansas, United States, his father, James W Riley, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Cope, was 28. He married Stella Stewart on 15 July 1911, in Lawrence, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Swifton, Jackson, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Bird Township, Jackson, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 7 October 1962, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dowells Chapel Cemetery, Tuckerman, Jackson, Arkansas, United States.

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Eli Riley
Cordelia Haigwood
Marriage: 19 July 1913
Lorene Riley
Willie Louise Walker
Mildred Maxine riley
Hazel Pauline Riley
James Lavern Riley

Sources (19)

  • Eli Riley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eli Riley, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Eli Riley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 July 1913Lawrence, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

    Age 15

    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 20

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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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