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James McIlvaine RileyRoster ID 885
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1870|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James McIlvaine Riley, Class of 1870: Genealogy: Born- May 16, 1849 in St. Louis, MO Father- James McIlvaine Riley; Mother- Ann Sandford Tapscott (Father died before his birth and his mother remarried Clinton Odell Dutcher. Riley's guardian while attending VMI was I. V. W. Dutcher, probably the father or brother of his step-father) Pat. Grandparents unknown Mat. Grandfather- Chichester Tapscott; Mat. Grandmother- Jane Naylor Never married, no children VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 4, 1866; Graduated- July 4, 1870 Founded Sigma Nu Fraternity Jan. 1, 1869 Career: Civil Engineer Died- May 6, 1911|