Lilis Nancy Crowningshield

1854–20 September 1885 (Age 31)
Wrentham, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lilis Nancy

When Lilis Nancy Crowningshield was born in 1854, in Wrentham, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Avery Crowninshield, was 36 and her mother, Hannah W Blake, was 18. She married Alfred H Nash on 22 October 1872, in Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 20 September 1885, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 31.

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Alfred H Nash
Lilis Nancy Crowningshield
Marriage: 22 October 1872
Herbert Alfred Nash
Alice Lillian Nash

Spouse and Children

22 October 1872
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


    Herbert Alfred Nash



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World Events (7)

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Age 9

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

Age 9

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.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. This name is recorded in MA from 1699 onward, but is apparently not of English origin. It is more probably an altered form of an unidentified Dutch or German original.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Crowningshield in household of James Crowningshield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy L Crowningshield in household of James Crowningshield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy L Nash in household of Alfred Nash, "United States Census, 1880"

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