Lila Margery Gilbert

5 June 1886–1978 (Age 91)
Canton, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Lila Margery

When Lila Margery Gilbert was born on 5 June 1886, in Canton, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Willis Bradbury Gilbert, was 28 and her mother, Marietta Bolster, was 26. She married Edgar Hilton Sturtevant on 30 June 1917, in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, United States. She lived in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, United States for about 3 years and Richardsontown Township, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1930. She died in 1978, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Hilton Sturtevant
Lila Margery Gilbert
Marriage: 30 June 1917

Spouse and Children

30 June 1917
Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Willis Bradbury Gilbert


    Marietta Bolster




    Ralph Norris Gilbert



    Harold Bolster Gilbert


    Hazel Clark Gilbert


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 12

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 24

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Norman: Some derive this name from the Norman name Giselbert; others translate it as "bright pledge" or "bright as gold." It was derived from the Old German name Childebert, from "child-brecht," meaning distinguished warrior. A nickname is Gib, and the Gaelic form is Gillebride.

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Sources (3)

  • Lila M Gilbert in household of Willis B Gilbert, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lila G Sturtevant in household of Edgar H Sturtevant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lila G Sturtevant in household of Edgar H Sturtevant, "United States Census, 1920"

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