Olean New York
OBITUARY OF MILLARD FILLMORE RILEY, SR.
From OLEAN EVENING TIMES, January 17, 1927, page 9
Millard F. Riley, Sr., senior member of the firm of Riley and Wands, wholesale grocers, and prominent in commercial and business circles of Olean, died Saturday evening at eleven o'clock at the family residence, 307 East State street, following an illness of a long duration.
Mr. Riley was born in Brooklyn New York, May 4, 1850, and had been a resident of Olean for more than forty years. He had been connected in the wholesale business for some time. The firm Riley and Wands was established approximately forty years ago. The firm was recognized at one time as one of the largest wholesale houses carrying the most complete line of stock to Western New York.
He is survived by three sons, James W. Riley and Millard F. Riley Jr. of Olean, and Ralph F. Riley of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Three daughters, Mrs. H.B. Phillius of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Fay P. Green of Olean, and Mrs. J.R. Coon of Pleasantville, New York; one brother, Abram Riley of Westfield, New York, and nine grandchildren.
He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this city and for many years officiated on the official board.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at the home. The Reverend C.C.Shedd, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Rev. G. R. Williamson of Rochester, former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery.