Lillian R. Poinsett

FemaleMay 1872–25 September 1957

Brief Life History 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, New Hanover Township, 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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Alonzo Hall Pullen
Lillian R. Poinsett
Marriage: 3 March 1899
Frederick Pullen

Sources (5)

  • Lillian R Pullen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian Poinsett, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Lillie R in entry for Pullen, "New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, New Jersey Birth Index, 1901-1903"

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  • Marriage
    3 March 1899Cookstown, New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (7)

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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 form of French Poinset: from a pet form of the personal name Poinse, from Latin Pontius (see Ponce ). Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. The surname Poinset is very rare in France.

    History: The poinsettia takes its name from an American diplomat, Joel Poinsett (1779–1851), who was a keen amateur botanist and who brought the flower back from Mexico, where he was US ambassador. He was born in Charleston, SC, and was descended from a Huguenot, Pierre Poinset, who was born in Soubise in Charente-Maritime and settled in Charleston c. 1700. Pierre Poinset is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar registers of the Huguenot Society of America and of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

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