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Person: RILEY, Willie  (1866-1961)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Willie RILEY
Alternative name
used pseudonym LEIGH, W. Rye
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
proprietor of lantern and slide supply business
Main period of activity
1880s-1910s
Relationships to other people

son of RILEY, Joseph  (1838-1926)

brother of RILEY, Herbert J.  (1863-1941)

brother of RILEY, Arnold  (1873-1935)

brother of RILEY, Bernard  (1879-1943)

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
3 April 1881
14
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/4475.75.5
– occupation “Student”
c.1887 - 1914
~20
partner
5 April 1891
24
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/3630.80.1
– occupation “Magic Lantern and Slide Manufacturer”
31 March 1901
34
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/4157.119.31
– occupation “Manufacturer of Optical Goods”
2 April 1911
44
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/26766
– occupation “Managing Director, Optical Lantern Makers”
29 September 1939
73
archive entry
1939 England and Wales Register, NZKN 479-2
– occupation “Author (books)”
23 October 1961
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1961 p.244
Texts linked to this person
Book (1)

Willie Riley, Sunset reflections (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957)

References
Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 9 (1 October 1891), p. 177
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists
Willie Riley, Sunset reflections (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957)
Lucerna ID  6001981

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 June 2018

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