Lillian Herter

July 1879–
Iowa, United States

The Life of Lillian

When Lillian Herter was born in July 1879, in Iowa, United States, her father, Theodore Herter, was 22 and her mother, Emma Marie Leins, was 23. She married Richard W. Thackeray on 16 January 1901, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. She lived in Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States for about 20 years.

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Richard W. Thackeray
Lillian Herter
Marriage: 16 January 1901

Spouse and Children

16 January 1901
Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Theodore Herter


    Emma Marie Leins





    Maude Irene Herter


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 31

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a herdsman, Middle High German hertære. Compare Heard , Herder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillie Thackeray in household of Richard Thackeray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian M Thackeray in household of Richard W Thackeray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillie May Herter in household of Theodore Herter, "United States Census, 1880"

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