Marvin Cleo RILEY Melton Joe RILEY Ernest POWELL Mini tree diagram
Kerdelia O HENSON

Kerdelia O HENSON1,6,2,2,7,3,4

also known as 5

also known as Cordelia Ophelia HENSON5,5,6,1,2,2,6

1st Aug 19231,2,3 - 6th Jul 19853,4

Life History

1st Aug 1923

Born in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.1,2,3

18th Oct 1939

Married Marvin Cleo RILEY in Bryan County, Oklahoma.1

26th Feb 1942

Birth of son Melton Joe RILEY in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.8,6,9,10,5,11,2,12

10th Feb 1979

Death of Marvin Cleo RILEY in Hobbs, Lea, New Mexico.13,3,8

6th Jul 1985

Died in Dumas, Moore, Texas.3,4

Other facts


Married Ernest POWELL


  • "My father died in 1996, about a month before my 18th birthday. ... My father's name is Melton Joe Riley. NO ONE called him Melton.  He was Joe.  He was born Feb 26, 1942 in Lubbock, TX. ... His mother was called Mabel, though her name was Cordelia Ophelia Powell.  She died when i was very young"
    --  JoAnna Riley Luney, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 25 May 2013

    Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    Kerdelia (Cordelia) Henson, Age 18 (b abt 1921)
    Residence Denison, Grayson County, Texas
    Marvin C Riley, Age 25 (b abt 1914)
    Residence Bennington, Bryan County, Oklahoma
    Marriage 18 October 1939 Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
    Ceremony performed by C A Woodward, Justice of the Peace, at Durant, Oklahoma
    Witnesses Thomas A Clark of Durant & Maxie Wilkerson of Kemp, Okahoma
    Recorded 18 October 1939 Bryant County Marriage Book 1939 - 1940, page 13
    Source FamilySearch

    U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Marvin Cleo Riley
    Age 26
    Birth 15 Dec 1913 Emory (Rains County), Texas, USA
    Residence Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    Employer Homer Smith
    Next of Kin Kerdelia Ophilia Riley
    5'4" 160 lbs, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair, Light Complexion
    Registration 16 October 1940 Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    Signed with full name

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Melton Joe Riley [Melton Riley]
    Birth 26 Feb 1942 Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas
    Death Date 15 Nov 1996
    Father Marvin Riley
    Mother Kerdilia O Henson
    SSN 456662239
    Signature on SSN Card Joe Riley
    Jan 1958 Name listed as MELTON JOE RILEY; 12 Nov 1996 Name listed as MELTON RILEY

    Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997
    Dolores Katherine Riley
    Birth 26 Sep 1940 Lubbock County
    Father's name Marvin Cleo Riley
    Mother's name Kerdelia Ophila Henson

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Deloris Katherene Smith [Deloris Katherene Riley] [Deloris Foster] [Katherene Sneed] [Deloris Sneed]
    Birth 26 Sep 1940 Lubbuck, Lubbuck County, Texas
    Death Date 14 Jul 1995
    Father Marvin C Riley
    Mother Kerdelia O Henson
    SSN 467660258
    May 1958 Name listed as DELORIS KATHERENE SMITH; Nov 1959 Name listed as DELORIS KATHERENE RILEY; Jan 1968 Name listed as DELORIS KATHERENE FOSTER; 20 Jun 1980 Name listed as KATHERENE DELORIS SNEED; 08 May 1985 Name listed as DELORIS KATHERINE SNEED; 08 Aug 1995 Name listed as DELORIS K SNEED

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Kerdelia Powell
    Birth Date 1 Aug 1923
    Death Date Aug 1985
    SSN 466-38-8596 Issued Before 1951 in Texas
    Last Residence Dumas, Moore, Texas, 79029

    Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000
    Kerdelia Powell, Gender Female
    Death 6 Jul 1985 Moore County

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