Riley Family

An unknown source says that the old Burke and McCall store was previously owned by Henry P. Riley. The 1910 census for the Burke area shows Henry T. Riley as a merchant in a retail store. Henry's father was Henry P. Riley indicating that perhaps he was the one who owned the store. Henry P. Riley lived in Lavaca County, Texas in 1870 and 1880. In both the 1920 and 1930 censuses, Henry T. Riley was shown as a "cattle farmer."

When the author was a child, there was an abandoned farmhouse north of Ryan Chapel on the old lane that went to Burke known as the "Riley place." It is unclear whether that is the same Riley.

Sources:

  1. 1930 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4 9Henry T. Riley)
  2. 1920 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4 (Henry T. Riley)
  3. 1910 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4 (Henry T. Riley)
  4. 1880 Census, Lavaca County, Texas (Henry Riley)
  5. 1870 Census, Lavaca County, Texas (Henry P. Riley)