Elizabeth Lay

27 March 1878–
Pope, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Lay was born on 27 March 1878, in Pope, Illinois, United States, her father, Levi Lay, was 42 and her mother, Rhoda M. Watters, was 34. She lived in Alexander Election Precinct, Pope, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Levi Lay
1835–1905
Rhoda M. Watters
1843–1931
Ida Jane Lay
1875–1951
Effie B. Lay
1878–1951
Elizabeth Lay
1878–
George Arthur Otto Lay
1880–1960
Rosa Lay
1885–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lee .2 Scottish: reduced variant of McClay .3 French: habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.

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

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  • Elizabeth Lay in household of Levi Lay, "United States Census, 1880"

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