Lillian May Gerber

1876–1956 (Age 79)
Cicero, Hamilton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lillian May

When Lillian May Gerber was born on 17 October 1876, in Cicero, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, her father, Rudy A. Gerber, was 40 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Slack, was 32. She married John Sharp Charles on 14 April 1901, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1920. She died on 5 July 1956, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in McGregor, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lillian May Gerber
John Sharp Charles
Marriage: 14 April 1901
Paul Rudy Charles

Spouse & Children

  • Female1876–1956Female

  • John Sharp Charles


14 April 1901
Hamilton, Indiana, United States


  • Paul Rudy Charles


Parents & Siblings

  • Rudy A. Gerber


  • Sarah "Sally" Slack




  • Mary Elizabeth Gerber


  • Male1867–1946Male

  • Agnola Dell Gerber


  • Jacob Aldoris Gerber


  • Female1876–1956Female

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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillian M Hart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian Hart in household of George W Hart, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lily May Gerber in household of Rudy A Gerber, "United States Census, 1880"

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