Mariah Jane Wiley

Brief Life History of Mariah Jane

When Mariah Jane Wiley was born on 4 August 1871, in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, United States, her father, John Wiley, was 46 and her mother, Mary Gordon, was 39. She married John Sylvester Davis on 18 February 1891, in Chase, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Benton Township, Osage, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Osage, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 10 February 1956, in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Cole, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sylvester Davis
1862–1945
Mariah Jane Wiley
1871–1956
Marriage: 18 February 1891
Edna Davis
1891–
Golda Davis
1904–
Edwin Leroy Davis
1894–1966
Ina Davis
1896–
Alma Davis
1900–
Gladys Elizabeth Davis
1907–1995
Glendora Mary "Glenn" Davis
1907–1995
Anna Vesta Davis
1910–1990

Sources (7)

  • Marie Davis in household of John Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Wiley, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Marie Jane Wylie Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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1872 · The Amnesty Act

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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Name Meaning

English: from various places called with Old English wīg, wēoh ‘idol’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’, such as Whyly in East Hoathly (Sussex), Whiligh in Ticehurst (Sussex), Weeley (Essex), Weoley (Worcestershire), and Willey (Surrey), or from any of the other places called Willey, such as those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire, named with Old English wilig ‘willow’ + lēah, or from Wylye (Wiltshire), which takes its name from the river Wylye (of uncertain etymology).

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

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