Willie B. Lindley

5 March 1898–10 December 1996 (Age 98)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Willie B.

When Willie B. Lindley was born on 5 March 1898, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Cincinnatious Nat Lindley, was 34 and her mother, Magnolia Ann Ashby, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Alexander Chavis. She lived in Magisterial District 4 Fordsville, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Point Pleasant, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 10 December 1996, in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Chavis
Willie B. Lindley
Charles Lindley Chavis Sr
Barbara Chavis
James Donald Chavis

Spouse and Children

    Alexander Chavis






    James Donald Chavis


    Barbara Chavis


Parents and Siblings

    Cincinnatious Nat Lindley







    Ruth Ellen Lindley


    Geneva Y. Lindley


    John Coffman Lindley


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 2

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 28

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English līn ‘flax’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Lindley in Leicestershire probably also has this origin, and is a further possible source of the surname.2 German: habitational name from places in Bavaria and Hannover called Lindloh, meaning ‘lime grove’, or a topographic name with the same meaning ( see Linde + Loh ).

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Sources (3)

  • Willie Lindley in household of Nat Lindley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie B Lindley in household of Nat Lindley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie B Lindley in household of Nat Lindley, "United States Census, 1920"

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