Lillian R. Poinsett

May 1872–25 September 1957 (Age 85)
New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Lillian R.

When Lillian R. Poinsett was born in May 1872, in New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Poinsett, was 39 and her mother, Mary Decamp, was 34. She married Alfred Edward Evans on 26 January 1888, in Cookstown, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. She lived in Cape May, Cape May, New Jersey, United States in 1910. She died on 25 September 1957, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Edward Evans
Lillian R. Poinsett
Marriage: 26 January 1888

Spouse and Children

26 January 1888
Cookstown, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Parents and Siblings



    George D. Poinsett


    James D. Poinsett


    Bethenia Poinsett


    Benjamin Franklin Poinsett Jr.


    Susan Poinsett


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 7

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Poinset, from a derivative of Old French poinson ‘pointed instrument’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any pointed instrument.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillian R Pullen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillie Poinsett in household of Mary Poinsett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lillian Evans, "United States Census, 1900"

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