Charles Valentine Riley

Brief Life History of Charles Valentine

Charles Valentine Riley was born on 18 September 1843, in Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom as the son of Charles Riley and Mary Valentine. He married Emilie Georgina Conzelman on 20 June 1878, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1880. He died on 14 September 1895, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Charles Valentine Riley
Emilie Georgina Conzelman
Marriage: 20 June 1878
Alice C Riley
William Garfield Riley
Mary Gine Riley
Harold Gottlieb Riley
Hellen P Riley
Thora Miranda Riley
Cathryn V Riley

Sources (10)

  • Charles V Riley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles V. Riley, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Charles Valentine Riley, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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