Nettie Grace Riley

1902–1984 (Age 82)
Ticonic, Monona, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nettie Grace

Nettie Grace Riley was born on 6 June 1902, in Ticonic, Monona, Iowa, United States. She married Lewis Frederick Leisinger on 24 May 1920, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in West Fork Township, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Mapleton, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 6 August 1984, in Whiting, Monona, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rodney, Monona, Iowa, United States.

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Lewis Frederick Leisinger
Nettie Grace Riley
Marriage: 24 May 1920
Dorothy Lucille Leisinger
Freddy Fredrick LaSalle Leisinger
Gladys I Leisinger
Darlene Mae Leisinger
Norma Jean Leisinger

Spouse and Children

24 May 1920
Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States


    Dorothy Lucille Leisinger



    Darlene Mae Leisinger



    Norma Jean Leisinger


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 11

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 24

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Nettie G Riley in household of Louis S Riley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Leisinger in household of Lewis Leisinger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace N Riley in household of Lasalle L Riley, "United States Census, 1910"

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