Lillian Elva Pratt

Female6 May 1894–9 March 1966

Brief Life History of Lillian Elva

When Lillian Elva Pratt was born on 6 May 1894, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, Asa L Pratt, was 38 and her mother, Frances Sinia "Francina" Bryant, was 33. She married James Elma Lyon on 17 December 1916, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Smith River District, Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1966, in Stuart, Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Woolwine, Patrick, Virginia, United States.

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James Elma Lyon
Lillian Elva Pratt
Marriage: 17 December 1916
Sherman Elma Lyon
Virginia Elva Lyon
Dallas York Lyon
Alvin France Lyon
Wavie Eldean Lyon
Hubert Lyon

Sources (13)

  • Lillian Pratt in entry for J E Lyon, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Lillian E Lyon in household of J Elma Lyon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian Pratt in entry for Ernest T Haden and Wavie E Lyon, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1916Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    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.

    1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

    Age 5

    On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 19

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Middle English prat(te), pret ‘cunning, wily, astute’ (a derivative of Old English præt, pret ‘trickery, deception’, which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.

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

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