Barbara King

AncientFaces Member since Jul 04, 2015

About: Looking for ancestors of ggrandfather Franklin Marion SILMON b.1875 in Craighead Co AR & d. 1942 in Paragould, Greene CO AR. His mother was Louisa Wortham Sutherland Silmon London; she was born abt. 1844 in Poinsett Co Ar and died in Grubbs, Jackson, AR in 1885.

Researching: Allen, Brown, Crawford, King, Drake, Bennett, Simmons, Kuykendall, Mclaughlin, Wortham, Sutherland, Silmon, Craughen, London

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Beautiful young girl setting in a chair. Picture taken in Manhattan, Kansas at Dewey's Studio. Found in old family files - no one can claim her.
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This photo was in an old family album with a date of 1893. No one has been able to share any info on Mary Harman. I found some Mary Harman's on ancestry but none with another copy of this picture. She is so beautiful and she needs to find her family.
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My father's name was William Edward RILEY, b. 12 May 1916 d. 24 Oct 1967 both in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. He and my mother, Mildred Viola SILMON, (b, 22 Aug 1918 Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas and d. 07 Jun 1988 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas) were married 30 Apr 1938 in Fort Smith, AR. William Edward RILEY was in the Navy in WWII (Squadron 466) and he is buried in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. One of his brothers and George "Mack" RILEY's father was George Matthew RILEY b. 04 Sep 1911 d. 03 Jun 1968 in the VA Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. They had 5 additional siblings, Margaret "Pete" RILEY HOMAN, Susan RILEY STRODE KELLY, Thomas RILEY Jr., John RILEY, known as Bud, and Paul RILEY. We have lost all contact with Uncle George Matthew "Toad" RILEY's son, George Mack RILEY. We believe he is still in Kansas.
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Success! found William Edward Riley's adopted daughter Loretta Farr. Her mother was Minnie Lee Klepper Farr Riley. When my aunt Margaret "Pete" Riley Homan died I found these wedding pictures of the daughter and her new husband. The pictures were taken or processed by Swanson Photo Service in Oklahoma City but no date is stamped on the back. My father's name was William Edward RILEY, b. 12 May 1916 d. 24 Oct 1967 both in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. He married my mother, Mildred Viola SILMON, (b, 22 Aug 1918 Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas and d. 07 Jun 1988 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas) m. 30 Apr 1938. They were divorced bef 1944. William Edward RILEY was in the US Navy in WWII (Squadron 466) and he is buried in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. My father was known as Ed by family and friends Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Barbara Riley King
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Sucess found Minnie Lee Kleppler's husband, Edward Eugene Farr 1917-1946. she married William Edward in Oklahoma City, OK (1950-1958) She was a beautiful blond widow with a teenage daughter, Loretta Farr, who my father adopted. I have wedding pictures of the daughter and her new husband taken by Swanson Photo Service in Oklahoma City but no date stamped on the back. My father's name was William Edward RILEY, b. 12 May 1916 d. 24 Oct 1967 both in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. He married my mother, Mildred Viola SILMON, (b, 22 Aug 1918 Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas and d. 07 Jun 1988 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas) m. 30 Apr 1938. They were divorced bef 1944. William Edward RILEY was in the US Navy in WWII (Squadron 466) and he is buried in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. My father was known as Ed by family and friends Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Barbara Riley King Surnames: BROWN :DRAKE :RILEY :SIMMONS :SILMON :
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This picture of Ed & his sister, Sue Riley, was taken in Arkansas after Ed joined the Navy. My father's name was William Edward RILEY, b. 12 May 1916 d. 24 Oct 1967 both in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. He married my mother, Mildred Viola SILMON, (b, 22 Aug 1918 Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas and d. 07 Jun 1988 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas) m. 30 Apr 1938. William Edward RILEY was in the Navy in WWII (Squadron 466) and he is buried in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. My father was known as Ed by family and friends. One of his brothers was George Matthew RILEY b. 04 Sep 1911 d. 03 Jun 1968. They had 5 additional siblings, Margaret "Pete"(Riley) Homan, Susan (Riley) Strode Kelly, Thomas Jr, "Bud" and Paul. We have lost all contact with Uncle George "Toad" Riley's son, Mack. George Mack Riley was in Wichita, Kansas living close to the VA Hospital where his father died. He paid the funeral expenses and the plane fare to bring his father back to Fort Smith to be buried next to Ed Riley in the National Cemetery. Mary Josephine (Crawford) CRAUGHEN, his mother, was born 31 May 1881 in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas and died 25 Jan 1951 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. She married his father, Thomas Patrick RILEY, 26 Feb 1906 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. Thomas P RILEY was born 14 Oct 1873 in California (per the 1920 Census) or Colorado (per the 1930 Census) and died 09 May 1953 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. Their ancestors are unknown. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thank you. Barbara Riley King
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This picture was cropped from the original showing Thomas Patrick RILEY & Mary (CRAWFORD) Craughen holding their twins, The other children in the picture are, Margaret (Pete), George Matthew, Susan, William Edward (my father), John (Bud)and Thomas Jr. Here is info from the 1930 Census showing ages of my Riley family in Arkansas. Tom Riley 57 1872 Colorado Head White Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Mary Riley 48 1881 Wife Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Tommy Riley 23 1906 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR John Riley 20 1909 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR George Riley 18 1911 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Maggie Riley 16 1913 Daughter Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Edward Riley 13 1916 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Susie Riley 10 1919 Daughter Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Paul Riley 8 1921 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR I have been unable to find any information on my granfather Thomas Patrick Riley's ancestors but the 1920 & 1930 census both show his father was born in Ireland and his mother in New York.
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Mary Josephine CRAUGHEN (b.31 May 1881 in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas; d. 25 Jan 1951 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas) and Thomas Patrick RILEY (b.14 Oct 1873 in California; d. 09 May 1953 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. My grandparents were married 26 Feb 1906 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. They are holding their twin babies, a girl who died as an infant and Paul P. Riley (b. 2 Apr 1922 d. Mar 1995 in Ft Smith, AR). Here is info from the 1930 Census showing ages of my Riley family in Arkansas. Tom Riley 57 1872 Colorado Head White Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Mary Riley 48 1881 Wife Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Tommy Riley 23 1906 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR John Riley 20 1909 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR George Riley 18 1911 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Maggie Riley 16 1913 Daughter Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Edward Riley 13 1916 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Susie Riley 10 1919 Daughter Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR Paul Riley 8 1921 Son Fort Smith, Sebastian, AR I have been unable to find any information on my grandfather Thomas Patrick Riley's ancestors but the 1920 & 1930 census both show his father was born in Ireland and his mother in New York.
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Franklin Marion "Frank" Silmon b. 25 Mar 1875 Craighead County, AR. d. 12 May 1942, Paragould, Greene County. Arkansas).and his bride, Nannie Drake b. 1875 d. Abt. 1904 potho taken aat the time of their wedding 25 DEC 1895 in Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas.
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Barbara King MY FATHER, WILLIAM EDWARD RILEY WAS THE 2ND HUSBAND OF MINNIE LEE KLEPPER FARR. I AM STILL SEARCHING FOR INFO ON MY STEP DAUGHTER LORETTA FARR B. 1939 OK
Aug 17, 2011 · posted to the story EDWARD EUGENE FARR 1917-1946
Barbara King Sorry, both sets of grandparents were born in Ireland according to family history.
Dec 07, 2004 · posted to the photo William Edward Riley and Bride, Minnie Lee