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William Bell Riley
Birth: Mar. 22, 1861
Greene County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1947
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Religious Leader. Known as "The Grand Old Man of Fundamentalism," he founded the World's Christian Fundamentals Association, and was responsible for William Jennings Bryan involvement in the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in July, 1925. When on his deathbed he chose the young, and then unknown, Billy Graham to be his successor. He fought bitterly to outlaw the teaching of evolution and was considered the foremost fundamentalist of his time. (bio by: Randy Moore) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Lillian Howard Riley (1869 - 1931)*
  Marie R. Acomb Riley (1887 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Herbert Wilde Riley (1896 - 1914)*
  Eunice Riley Wick (1901 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 20 Lot 447 Grave 4
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Randy Moore
Record added: Dec 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8196684
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