Biography of E. I. Riley
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Riley, E. I., was born in North Attleborough, February 5, 1850, a son of W. H. Riley, also born in North Attleborough, August 18, 1819, where his father, William Riley, settled in 1810. William married Abbie Wallcott and died in 1854. W. H. Riley married Rhoda W., daughter of Otis Corbin. He learned the jeweler's trade and was an expert workman; later he engaged in teaming and transportation jobbing and in 1879 established the coal business which he carried on up to the time of his death, October 30, 1887. Elmer I. Riley married Isabell B. Carpenter in 1874, and they have two sons and three daughters: Eugene C., Harold H., Florence A., Minnie I. and Ethel M.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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