Miles Riley (1922 - 2007)

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Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Mississippi

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Charlie Lee (Riley) Gillentine

Charlie Lee (Riley) Gillentine

Lately  Little-Riley

Lately Little-Riley

Lately  Little-Riley

Lately Little-Riley

Cornisha Thomas (Rhem-Riley)

Cornisha Thomas (Rhem-Riley)

Doshie Lee Hutto Riley

Doshie Lee Hutto Riley

Doshie Lee Hutto Riley

Doshie Lee Hutto Riley

Doshie Lee (Hutto) Riley gravesite

Doshie Lee (Hutto) Riley gravesite

Thomas & Jennifer (Podlesnik) Riley

Thomas & Jennifer (Podlesnik) Riley

Emily Dolores (Riley) Seed

Emily Dolores (Riley) Seed

1st Band at Lincoln School 1955

1st Band at Lincoln School 1955

Emily Seed

Emily Seed

Norman Marmaduke Sloan Family

Norman Marmaduke Sloan Family

Ricky Riley

Ricky Riley

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Mary Charlotte (Riley) Lant Charlie Lee (Riley) Gillentine Lately  Little-Riley Lately  Little-Riley

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1922 - In the year that Miles Riley was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1941 - By the time he was 19 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1949 - He was 27 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1956 - Miles was 34 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1972 - By the time he was 50 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Miles Riley passed away on March 6, 2007 at 84 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Miles. He was born on May 13, 1922. We have no information about Miles's family or relationships. We know that Miles Riley had been residing in Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

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