Lilian Eva Tower

11 August 1853–9 April 1916 (Age 62)
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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
1807–1886
Mary Fletcher
1813–1878
Amanda Tower
1834–1914
Abbie Fletcher Tower
1836–1914
Adeline Tower
1838–1924
Waldo Tower
1840–1841
Amy Tower
1842–1916
Helen Tower
1844–1889
Albro Waldo Tower
1846–1848
Frances Antonette Tower
1848–1922
Emma Florence Tower
1851–1920
Lilian Eva Tower
1853–1916
Mary Luella Tower
1856–1910

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World Events (8)

1863

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:1. topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (Latin turris). 2. 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’). 3. Americanized spelling of German Tauer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillian Tower in household of Eli Tower, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Lillian Tower in household of Eli Tower, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Linian E Tower in household of Eli Tower, "United States Census, 1860"

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