Info on George Levenus Riley

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I'm having trouble finding information on George.  He and my paternal grandmother, Celestine A watsnr had two children in 1952 and 1958.  She had married Howard Lane(b. 1905) in 1936.She was 16 and he was 31.  I'm not sure weather there was a death, divorce, or affair.
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: George L Riley
Age: 11
Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Norwood, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Street: Hook Road
Residence Date: 1920
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: William Riley
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Mary E Riley
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Speak English: Yes
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William Riley 33
Mary E Riley 27
Janes Riley 11
George L Riley 11
Katherine M Riley 7

Source Citation

Year: 1920; Census Place: Norwood, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1562; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 188

      Name: Geo. Levie Riley
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 26 Jul 1908
      Birth Place: Glenolden, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
      Father: Wm. Riley
      Mother: Mary Riley
      Certificate Number: 106718

      Source Citation

      Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Box Number: 170; Certificate Number: 106718

        Name: George Riley
        Race: Black
        Age: 32
        Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
        Birth Place: Glenolden, Pennsylvania, USA
        Birth Date: 26 Jul 1908
        Residence Place: Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
        Registration Date: 1940
        Employer: P W A
        Weight: 155
        Complexion: Dark
        Eye Color: Brown
        Hair Color: Black
        Height: 5 4
        Next of Kin: Bessie Riley
        Household Members:
        Name Relationship
        George Riley Self (Head)

        Source Citation

        The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 2091

          Name: William Riley
          Birth Year: abt 1890
          Gender: Male
          Race: Negro (Black)
          Birthplace: Pennsylvania
          Marital Status: Married
          Relation to Head of House: Head
          Home in 1930: Norwood, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
          Map of Home: View Map
          Street address: Hook Road
          House Number: 220
          Dwelling Number: 283
          Family Number: 326
          Home Owned or Rented: Owned
          Home Value: 4000
          Radio Set: Yes
          Lives on Farm: No
          Age at First Marriage: 17
          Attended School: No
          Able to Read and Write: Yes
          Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
          Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
          Able to Speak English: Yes
          Occupation: Contractor
          Industry: Cement
          Class of Worker: Employer
          Employment: Yes
          Household Members:
          Name Age
          William Riley 40
          Mary E Riley 38
          Jacob H Riley 21
          George L Riley 21
          Cathrine M Riley 17
          Neighbors: View others on page

          Source Citation

          Year: 1930; Census Place: Norwood, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0107; FHL microfilm: 2341766

              Name: Mary Riley
              Maiden Name: Smith
              Gender: Female
              Birth Place: Delaware
              Spouse: Wm. Riley
              Child: Geo. Levie Riley

              Source Citation

              Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Box Number: 170

              Source Information

              Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1910 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

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              4 Answers

              +5 votes
              Hi, Tina,

              Do you know if he was white? I have found a possibility in Dauphin County, PA but his middle initial is A.  I can't find any other George Rileys in the vicinity. Do you know where their children were born?
              by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
              I'm not sure of his race.  The firsts a son born 2-27-1952 in Coatesville, Chester, County, PA.  The other a daughter who was born 1n October of 1958.I'm not sure where she was born.I got Goerge's name off his son's Dauphin County application for marriage license from August of 1972.  George is listed as deceased and his birthplace is listed as Acomac, VA.
              Ahh, the birthplace may be helpful. I will see if I can find anything that fits.
              +5 votes

              Have not found him yet, but did find some interesting articles concerning Celestine.

              The Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 14 Oct 1936, Wed, pg 8

              - MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS Howard Lane. 21. 814...

              by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

              The Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sat, Jul 27, 1940 – Page 1

              - I WOMAN IS STABBED Suffering a stab wound of...

              Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sat, Jul 27, 1940 – Page 4

              - Verbeke Steelton Woman Cut; New Jersey Man...

              Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Fri, Aug 2, 1940 – Page 4

              - Two Men and Woman Held in Canoe Theft Two men...

              The Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sat, Aug 3, 1940 – Page 8

              - Man Held Under $500 Bail in Theft of Boat...

              Thanks for these clippings.  My birth date for Howard was incorrect .  He would have been born in 1915.   I think I found a a death record for  Howard in 1945 in WVA.
              +1 vote
              This might be the marriage of Howard and Celeste (which doesn't really help with your question - sorry)

              Source: "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFSQ-6BG : 4 November 2017), Howard Lane and Celestine Watson, 1936.  Image: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68LC-TMT

              Name     Howard Lane
              Male    Colored Laborer
              Age     21  Birth (Est) 1915  Birthplace ''?Millestown'', PA
              Father     Jefferson Lane Birth ''Millestown''
              Mother     Blanch Fisher  Birth ''Millestown''
              Marriage 16 Oct 1936  Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania
              Reference ID     Vol 5E P 273
              Spouse     Celestine Watson
              Female   Colored
              Age     16  Birth Year (Est) 1920 Birthplace Steelton, PA
              Father     James Watson Birth  Birthplace Steelton
              Mother     Alverta Walker Birth Savannah. GA

              Source: "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4BS-G2G : accessed 22 July 2018), Howard Lane, Ward 8, Jersey City, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 24-195, sheet 6B, line 42, family 132, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2406.

              United States Census, 1940 Ward 8, Jersey City, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States

              Howard Lane     Head     M     24     Pennsylvania
              Celestine Lane     Wife     F     23     Pennsylvania
              Geraldine Lane     Dau     F     4     New Jersey
              Howard Lane     Son      M     2     New Jersey
              Herbert Lane     Son             M     1     New Jersey
              Last Place of Residence     Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania
              by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (762k points)
              edited by Chris Hoyt
              0 votes
              This appears to add layers of grandparents etc.

              Source: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXM8-SK4 : accessed 22 July 2018), Jefferson J Lane, Millerstown, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 138, sheet 1A, line 18, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1613; FHL microfilm 1,821,613.
              United States Census, 1920 Millerstown, Perry, Pennsylvania
              Jefferson J Lane     Head     M     41     Pennsylvania
              V Blanche Lane     Wife     F     33     Pennsylvania
              James B Lane     Son             M     16     Pennsylvania
              Helen M Lane     Dau     F     15     Pennsylvania
              Anna R Lane     Daughter     F     12     Pennsylvania
              Pearl E Lane     Daughter     F     9     Pennsylvania
              Florence M Lane     Dau     F     6     Pennsylvania
              Howard N Lane     Son      M     2     Pennsylvania
              Warren H Lane Son             M     0     Pennsylvania

              Source: "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFM6-4VN : 26 September 2017), James Philip Watson and Alverta Walker, 1912.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9586-9T9

              Name     James Philip Watson
              Residence: New York City, NY
              Male  Black Single
              Age     26   Birth  (Est)     1886
              Father     James H. Watson
              Mother     Maria
              Marriage 07 Nov 1912 Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
              Reference ID     v 3A p 451
              Spouse     Alverta Walker
              Residence : Steelton, PA
              Female  Black Single
              Age     18   Birth (Est)     1894
              Father     Doctor Walker
              Mother     Phemie
              by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (762k points)
              thank you

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