Biographies

Henry A. Wiley

Admiral Henry Ariosto Wiley (31 January 1867 – 20 May 1943) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War, World War I and World War II. Biography Born in Pike County, Alabama, Wiley graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1888. He served on the Maple during the Spanish–American War … Read More »

Robert Wylie (1830) Washington County, Pennsylvania

Robert Wylie ROBERT WYLIE (or better known as “Bob Wylie, the wool buyer”), the subject of this sketch, is of Scotch-Irish descent. His ancestors were known as leaders in the reformation of the Church of Scotland, and several of them were banished from Scotland and Ireland for their adherence to the principles of the new … Read More »

Biographies of Noble County, Ohio - 1887

Biographies of Noble County, Ohio – 1887   John Wiley settled on the present Shafer farm, west of Caldwell, in 1810. He was born on the Susquehanna River, near Harrisburg, Pa.; came to Ohio in 1795, and located at Cedar Narrows, above Marietta, where he remained until he came to Duck Creek. His father, William … Read More »

David Wiley circa 1768-1812

Oil on canvas, circa 1800 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. David Wiley, a surveyor and Presbyterian minister, moved to Georgetown around 1800 to serve as principal of the Columbian Academy and teach natural philosophy, mathematics, geography, and Greek. Advertisements for the academy mention an “Electrical Machine”; this may be the instrument depicted in … Read More »

Robert Wylie, 1839

WYLIE, Robert, artist, born in the Isle of Man in 1839; died in Brittany, France, 4 February, 1877. He was brought to the United States in childhood, and first studied art at the Pennsylvania academy. In 1863 he went to France, and in 1872 he received a second-class medal at the Paris salon. His professional … Read More »

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