Lillie Jane Holdren

Female21 March 1868–19 December 1944

Brief Life History of Lillie Jane

When Lillie Jane Holdren was born on 21 March 1868, in Melugin Grove, Lee, Illinois, United States, her father, Mathias Clarence Holdren, was 37 and her mother, Eliza Ann Melugin, was 28. She married Nels G Rasmussen on 19 January 1892, in Mendota, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Wea, Miami, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Brooklyn Township, Lee, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 19 December 1944, in Compton, Lee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Brooklyn Township, Lee, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward G Short
Lillie Jane Holdren
Marriage: 24 February 1900
Silas Otto Short
Clarence Wellington Rasmussen
Ellse Marie Rasmussen
Eliza Ann Melugin Rasmussen

Sources (22)

  • Lillie Short, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillie Jane Short, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Lilly J Holdren, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1900Mount Auburn, Benton, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 3

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English: unexplained.

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

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