Lilian S. Covert

7 January 1874–7 January 1960 (Age 86)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Lilian S.

When Lilian S. Covert was born on 7 January 1874, in Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Van Nice Covert, was 24 and her mother, Theresa J. Holmes, was 19. She married Paul Harold Ellis on 21 April 1905, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Mills, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died on 7 January 1960, at the age of 86, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Harold Ellis
Lilian S. Covert
Marriage: 21 April 1905
Paul Harold Ellis
Jane Ellis
John Covert Ellis

Spouse and Children

21 April 1905
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Van Nice Covert


    Theresa J. Holmes





    Clarence Eddy Covert


    Jesse Holmes Covert


    Hazeltine V. Covert


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 10

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’.2 Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillie Covert in household of Henry V Covert, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Lillie L Coovert in household of Henry V Coovert, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lilian C Ellis in household of Paul H Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"

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