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 Ora Catherine O'Riley

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Ora Catherine O'Riley

  • Birth 1 Dec 1894 Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 14 Mar 1964 Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 39696780

Ora Catherine O'RILEY was born December 1, 1894 in Durant, Blue County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (later to become Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma with Oklahoma statehood on November 16, 1907) the eighth of nine children of John O'RILEY (8/28/1850-1/19/1904) and Mary Catherine (HARKINS) NAIL WILLIS O'RILEY (8/12/1854-8/8/1934). Her siblings (including herself) were: Ada O'RILEY (1879-1880), Cora O'RILEY (1881-1881), Arlee (O'RILEY) REED BOYET (1883-1972; married 1st to Major Frankness REED on August 23, 1902 and 2nd to Morris Brice BOYET, date unknown), Lester Roy O'RILEY I (1885-1960; married to Margaret Bessie “Maggie” MOORE about 1909), Zula (O'RILEY) COOPER (1888-1972; married to Cicero L.C. COOPER on December 17, 1919), Lula (O'RILEY) AUSTIN (1890-1968; married Lewis Adolphus AUSTIN about 1915), Lela Josephine (O'RILEY) McINERNEY (1892-1986; married to John Raymond “Jack” McINERNEY, Sr. on February 17, 1917), Ora Catherine O'RILEY (1894-1964; never married), and Zelma O'RILEY (1897-1991; never married).

Ora was 1/4 Choctaw Indian from her mother Lela and an original enrollee of the registration of the Five Civilized Tribes by the Dawes Commission. She and her family were registered on September 12, 1903. Their names appear in field #3449 of the Dawes Choctaw Rolls. Her enrollment is listed as #9820.

Ora never married. She died on March 14, 1964 at the age of 69.


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  • Maintained by: Gerald Miller
  • Originally Created by: Michelle��ღ
  • Added: 21 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39696780
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ora Catherine O'Riley (1 Dec 1894–14 Mar 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39696780, citing Highland Cemetery, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Gerald Miller (contributor 48062551) .