Lillian Augusta Erbes

24 August 1887–15 August 1980 (Age 92)
Weimer Township, Jackson, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Lillian Augusta

When Lillian Augusta Erbes was born on 24 August 1887, in Weimer Township, Jackson, Minnesota, United States, her father, George Erbes, was 28 and her mother, Pauline Louise Pietz, was 28. She married James Garfield Purvis on 22 May 1907, in Truman, Martin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Holly Township, Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 15 August 1980, in Lyon, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

James Garfield Purvis
Lillian Augusta Erbes
Marriage: 22 May 1907
Elaine Madelyn Purvis
Meryl George Purvis
Gladys Pauline Purvis
Della Purvis

Spouse and Children

22 May 1907
Truman, Martin, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 6

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 25

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German erweiz ‘pea’, a metonymic occupational name for a grower of peas, or perhaps a nickname for someone who was small and round.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillian Erbes im Haushalt von George Erbes, „Minnesota State Census, 1895“
  • Lillere A Purvis in household of Jim G Purvis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian Purvis in household of James G Purvis, "United States Census, 1940"

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