Claris Marie Lilly

28 May 1928–6 February 2014 (Age 85)
Lilly, Summers, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Claris Marie

When Claris Marie Lilly was born on 28 May 1928, in Lilly, Summers, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jefferson Levi Bunnion Lilly, was 48 and her mother, Mary Catherine Lilly, was 41. She married Robert Cecil Cox on 21 January 1948, in Ellison, Summers, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Jumping Branch, Summers, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Jumping Branch District, Summers, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 6 February 2014, in Clayton, Summers, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Josiah Lilly Cemetery, Ellison Ridge, Summers, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Cecil Cox
Claris Marie Lilly
Marriage: 21 January 1948
Myrtle Cox

Spouse and Children

21 January 1948
Ellison, Summers, West Virginia, United States


    Myrtle Cox


Parents and Siblings



    Oliver Esker Lilly


    Floyd William Lilly




    Ali Arkles Lilly


+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 23

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a pet form of the female personal name Elizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2. 2. nickname for someone with very fair hair or skin, from Middle English, Old English lilie ‘lily’ (Latin lilium).The Italian equivalent Giglio was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. In English and other languages there has also been some confusion with forms of Giles . 3. habitational name from places called Lilley, in Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The Hertfordshire place was named in Old English as ‘flax-glade’, from līn ‘flax’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Berkshire name is from Old English Lillinglēah ‘wood associated with Lilla’, an Old English personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarice M Lilly in household of Bun J Lilly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clarice N Lilly in household of Jefferson B Lilly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarice Marie Lilly in entry for Robert Dean Cox and Cindy Gae Sluss, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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