Person record: RILEY, Willie  (1866-1961)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameWillie RILEY
Alternative nameused pseudonym LEIGH, W. Rye
Relevance of this personproprietor of lantern and slide supply business 
Main period of activity1880s-1910s
Relationships to other peopleson of RILEY, Joseph  (1838-1926)
brother of RILEY, Herbert J.  (1863-1941)
brother of RILEY, Arnold  (1873-1935)
brother of RILEY, Bernard  (1879-1943)
23 April 1866born atCalverley, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1871resident9 Bradford Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1881resident29 Aireville Terrace, Heaton, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
3 April 188114census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/4475.75.5
– occupation “Student”
1887-1914~20partnerRiley Brothers
1891resident1 Camden Terrace, Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1891-1892~24memberNational Society of Lanternists
5 April 189124census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/3630.80.1
– occupation “Magic Lantern and Slide Manufacturer”
1901-1912resident39 Blenheim Road, Heaton, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
31 March 190134census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/4157.119.31
– occupation “Manufacturer of Optical Goods”
2 April 191144census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/26766
– occupation “Managing Director, Optical Lantern Makers”
1919-1950residentThe Laurels, Silverdale, Lancashire, England
1950-1961residentYew Tree House, Silverdale, Lancashire, England
4 June 196195died atLytham St Annes, Lancashire, England
23 October 1961archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1961 p.244
Texts linked to this personBooks (1)

Willie Riley, Sunset reflections (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957)

(* = main subject)

* Colin Gordon, By gaslight in winter: a Victorian family history through the magic lantern (London: Elm Tree Books, 1980)

Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 9 (1 October 1891), p. 177
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists

* Willie Riley, Sunset reflections (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957)

Lucerna ID no. 6001981Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016