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December 10, 1903
Page 1. A Pioneer Gone.
James Riley Passes Away at His Ranch. James Riley died Saturday morning at his ranch three miles west of Taloga and the remains were interred in the family burying ground Sunday afternoon.

The deceased was a pioneer of Dewey county and was probably the best known man in this section of Oklahoma, having settled in what is now Dewey county about eighteen years ago and was identified with the development of the county from its organization.

Mr. Riley was a prominent cattleman and for a number of years has been the owner of the largest herd of cattle in the county.

Deceased was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic fraternities and representatives of each of the Taloga and Lenora lodges officiated at the burial.

Five children survive him to mourn the loss of their father, who was devoted to them and whose greatest regret upon his death-bed was that he must leave them without the protection of a father or mother, their mother having died about a year ago. The entire community extends to the bereaved children in theri irreparable affliction.

July 10, 1902
Page 1. Mrs. James Riley Dead. Nina Riley, wife of James Riley, died Monday at the Riley ranch near Lenora and the remains were interred in the family burying ground at 10 o'clock Tuesday, where three of her children are buried. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral, among them were a number from Taloga.

Not withstanding the fact that the deceased was a full blood Cheyenne Indian, she enjoyed the respect of everybody who knew her and numbered among the friends the best people in the county. ...