BIO- Pen Pictures
HOWARD WILLEY came to Gilroy in 1875, and engaged as a clerk for the firm of Briggs and Co., where he remained until its purchase by S. T Moore. In 1882 he was elected Justice of the Peace, and has been re-elected twice, and each year he has been re-appointed Police Judge by the Mayor and Council.
Mr. Wiley was born in Genesco, New York, December 7, 1834. He was reared there and then spent two years on the ocean being connected with a whaling vessel. He removed to Davis County, Iowa, where he farmed for a number of years, and served two years as County Recorder. From Davis County he moved to California and located in Gilroy. He was married in Iowa to Sarah Ramage, by whom he has two children; Grace and Minnie. He is a member of the A.O. U. W. and Masonic Lodges.
SOURCE: Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H.S.
Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.- Page 334 transcribed by Carolyn Feroben
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