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

Marvin Cleo RILEY6,7,1,2,3,4,5

also known as 6

15th Dec 19131,2,3,4,5 - 10th Feb 19791,4,5

Life History

15th Dec 1913


18th Oct 1939

Married Kerdelia O HENSON in Bryan County, Oklahoma.2

26th Feb 1942

Birth of son Melton Joe RILEY in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.5,7,8,9,6,10,11,12

10th Feb 1979

Died in Hobbs, Lea, New Mexico.1,4,5

after 10th Feb 1979

Buried in Prairie Haven Memorial Park, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico.5


  • "The man I knew as my grandmother's husband was my father's stepfather, Ernest Powell.  I never knew my dad's biological father, Jack Riley"
    --  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., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    Marvin Riley
    Birth Date 15 Dec 1913
    Death Date 10 Feb 1979
    SSN 513052526
    Enlistment 14 Jul 1942
    Release 22 Sep 1943

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Marvin Riley
    Birth Date 15 Dec 1913
    Death Date Feb 1979
    Last Residence Hobbs, Lea, New Mexico, 88240
    SSN 513-05-2526 Issued Before 1951 in Kansas

    Marvin C Riley
    BIRTH 1913
    DEATH 1979 (aged 65-66)
    BURIAL Prairie Haven Memorial Park, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico, Block 18, Tract 5, Lot 4
    Created by Don G 16 Nov 2015
    -  Find a Grave Memorial 155067741,

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