Biography of W. H. Riley
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Riley, W. H., was born in North Attleborough, December 30. 1844. His father, W. H. Riley. sr., was also a native of that place, born in 1819, and his grandfather, William Riley, came from North Ireland to North Attleborough in 1791, being the youngest of eleven children. W. H. Riley, sr., married Rhoda, daughter of Otis Corbin, a stone mason, and was recognized as a. conservative, upright man. In 1870 Mr. Riley established the coal, wood. lime and cement business, which is still carried on by his two Sons; he died in 1887. W. H. Riley, jr., was educated in North Attleborough and in 1862 entered the employ of Tift & Whiting, later with S. E. Fisher & Co. In 1883 he established his present manufacturing jewelry business. In 1864 he married Ellen M., daughter of John Hall, and they have one son, Alton H.

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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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