Edith Lilly Sawyer

about 1880–December 1953 (Age 73)
Battersea, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edith Lilly

When Edith Lilly Sawyer was born about 1880, in Battersea, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Sawyer, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Bennett, was 29. She married Charles Burnett in December 1904, in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She died in December 1953, in Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Charles Burnett
Edith Lilly Sawyer
Marriage: December 1904

Spouse and Children

December 1904
Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Sawyer


    Elizabeth Bennett




    Elizabeth Ann Sawyer




    Kate Sawyer



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 0

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 4

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 24

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lily Sawyer in household of Alexander Sawyer, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Lilly Sawyer in household of Alexander Sawyer, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973.

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