Selected Families and Individuals


Dr. Joseph Patrick RILEY Jr. [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 28 Sep 1914 in Arkansas. He died 3, 4 on 12 Sep 1988 in Parthenon, Newton Co., Arkansas. Joseph married 3 Caroline BRISTOWE in 1939.

Caroline BRISTOWE was born 1 in 1916. She died 1 in 1955. Caroline married 1 Dr. Joseph Patrick RILEY Jr. 2 in 1939.


Dr. Winston Everitt RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 22 Sep 1917 in Arkansas. He died 4, 5 on 8 Nov 1996 in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas. Winston married 3 Anne Wetherell BROWN on 17 Dec 1942.

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  M iv Living.

William Baker "Bill" RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 6 Jun 1921 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas 3. He died 4 on 3 Feb 1993 in Fairfax, Fairfax Co., Virginia. He was buried 5 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. Bill married 2 Norma Alice LEE on 14 Feb 1954.

   Bill, called "Dub" by his friends, was a Marine Corps officer in World War II and served in the Pacific.  He was a federal attorney with the IRS in Texas, working in Dallas and living in Plano.  He became district supervisor in Plano where he had a 13 acre ranch with cows and horses for his daughter.  When he retired, he came back to Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife and bought a house in town and a 65 acre ranch in Bigelow, Arkansas where he happily raised cows until shortly before his death.  He also cared for his ailing wife.  In the last stages of skin cancer his daughter brought both parents to Fairfax, Virginia where they both lived until their deaths.  [Schatzi Riley]

Norma Alice LEE [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 1 on 8 Feb 1928. She died 3 on 2 Feb 1999 in Fairfax, Fairfax Co., Virginia. Norma married 1 William Baker RILEY "Bill" on 14 Feb 1954.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living.

Sarah Elizabeth RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 1 on 5 Aug 1926 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas 2. She died 3 on 30 Jan 1999 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. Sarah married 1 Dr. Junius Bracy CROSS on 19 Jun 1949 4.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Edward Rutledge "Rutledge" RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 16 Jul 1928 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. He died 5 on 17 Dec 1993 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. He was buried 4 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. Rutledge married 6 Helene Marie KASTINGER on 6 Nov 1957 7 in Vienna, Austria.

Entered Harvard at age 16 on a Pepsi Cola scholarship.  Became a PhD.

Obituary:
   Dr. Edward Rutledge Riley, a retired University professor, died at Little Rock Friday.  Born  in Little Rock July 16, 1928, he was a fourth generation Arkansan.  The first three generations resided in Ashley County, Ark.
   Dr. Riley attended Little Rock public schools and graduated from Central High at age 16.    Due to his outstanding scholastic accomplishments, he was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard University where he graduated with a degree in Government in June, 1940.  He attended law school at the Univeersity of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received the Dean's Book for having the highest scholastic average for a first year student in the history of the law school.  He then earned a Master's Degree in Journalism at Stanford University and later earned his Doctorate in Government at the University of Indiana.  He was a Full Professor in Government at Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas until his retirement.  He authored several books and published many articles.  He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Little Rock.

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  M iv Living.

Columbus Allen RILEY Jr. [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 6 May 1916 in Arkansas. He died 5 on 7 Feb 2001 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas. He was buried in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Clark Co., Arkansas 6. Jack married 4 Janet Elizabeth VICK on 28 Dec 1936.

Jack was a retired Baptist minister and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.  Survivors include: His wife, a son, a daughter, and six grandchildren.  Burial was under the direction of Broussard's Mortuary of Beaumont, TX.

Obituary thought to be published in the February 8, 2001, edition of The Beaumont Enterprise newspaper.

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Michael Gordon PURTLE 1 died 1 in 1956. Michael married 1 Kathleen RILEY 2 on 9 Dec 1939.

Kathleen RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 20 Aug 1916 in Arkansas. She died 4 on 17 Feb 1998 in North Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. Kathleen married 5 Michael Gordon PURTLE on 9 Dec 1939.

Other marriages:
JOHNSON, William E.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].


Joe Andrew HIGGINBOTHAM [Parents] 1 was born 2 in Oct 1891 in Arkansas. He died 1 before Oct 2001. Joe married 3 Ellen Estelle WHITE 1 on 2 Nov 1916.

Ellen Estelle WHITE [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 9 Apr 1898. She died 3 on 20 Jan 1992. She was buried 3 in Promise Land Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Ellen married 2 Joe Andrew HIGGINBOTHAM 1 on 2 Nov 1916.

Obituary published in the 29 January 1992 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

They had the following children.

  F i Dorene HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 18 Oct 1917. She died in Dec 1984.
  M ii William Thomas "W. T." HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 15 Jan 1919. He died on 6 Feb 2006.
  M iii Joe Andrew HIGGINBOTHAM Jr. was born on 24 Jul 1921. He died on 4 Sep 1999.
  F iv Living.
  M v
Travis L. HIGGINBOTHAM 1 was born 2 on 27 Mar 1927. He died 1, 2 on 15 Nov 1996 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

Living.

Living [Parents].

Other marriages:
Living

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