Lilian Eva Tower

Female11 August 1853–9 April 1916

Brief Life History of Lilian Eva

When Lilian Eva Tower was born on 11 August 1853, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Eli Tower, was 46 and her mother, Mary Fletcher, was 40. She died on 9 April 1916, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Tower
Mary Fletcher
Amanda Tower
Abbie Fletcher Tower
Adeline Tower
Waldo Tower
Amy Tower
Helen Laura Tower
Albro Waldo Tower
Frances Antonette Tower
Emma Florence Tower
Lilian Eva Tower
Mary Luella Tower

Sources (9)

  • Lillian Tower in household of Eli Tower, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Lillian Tower, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Lilian Eva Tower, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (11)

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World Events (8)


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 17

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (from Latin turris).

English: occupational name for someone who dressed white leather, cured with alum rather than tanned with bark, from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare, make ready’).

Americanized form of German Tauer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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