Sarah Minerva Lilley

29 March 1861–
Oxford, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah Minerva

When Sarah Minerva Lilley was born on 29 March 1861, in Oxford, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Lilley, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Jane Davis, was 26. She lived in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1940.

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David Lilley
Sarah Jane Davis
Sarah Minerva Lilley

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

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

English: variant spelling of Lilly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Lilley in household of David Lilley, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Sarah M Lilly in household of Jackson Phelps, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah M Lilly in household of David Lilly, "United States Census, 1870"

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