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Pope, Amelia Irene Johnson (ed.) / Centennial history, Township of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin : souvenir booklet, 1848-1948

Springdale 1848-1948: organize group to complete town history,   pp. 5-168 PDF (45.3 MB)

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First Riley Homecoming Success
The first homecoming staged at Riley last Sunday was a huge
success. The two grandsons of John R. Riley and the great-grana-
sons of Win. Riley, founder of the village, were present.
Two'soft ball games were played, one won by Riley and the
other by the Sugar River Red Birds. In the big baseball game
Mt. Vernon won from Riley 12 to 11. The game ended with a
grandstand finish. Riley was up to bat at the end of the game.
Two men were down wvith a man on third and one on second, when
Bill Deneen hit what looked like a homer. With two runs in, and
the batter on second that famous left fielder of Mt. Vernon made
the catch of his life and Avon the game.
The committee met at the home of John Deneen and elected
the following officers for 1935: Sam Ireland, president; James
Brown, vice president; John Deneen, secretary. Honorary mem-
bers, the oldest settlers in Riley, AN-ere Win. J. McCaugley and
Gardner White. The next homecoming p)rogram will be held the
last Sunday in May, 1935.
From left to right: William Roach, Mrs. William Roach, Allie R. Riley,
Jane Brown Riley Reuter, James Riley, Jemima Roach Riley.
William Riley
William Riley, of Springdale township, was born in Washing-
ton county, New York, July 16, 1938. He is the son of Richard
and Mary (Nichols) Riley, both natives of New York. Mr. Riley's
American ancestry dates back to the Revolutionary  War, his
maternal grandfather, John Stockwell, having served as a soldier
in that struggle for independence. He was also a native of New
York. Richard Riley was born in 1782 and took part in the War
of 1812: he died in 1875 having attained the great age of ninety-
three years. His wife died ten years later (1885) aged ninety-four

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