Lillian Tapp

15 April 1898–28 April 1985 (Age 87)
Springfield Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lillian

Lillian Tapp was born on 15 April 1898, in Springfield Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States as the daughter of John H. Tapp and Jommia Dishon. She married Harold Max Neil on 17 April 1918, in Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Hartland Township, Worth, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Napa Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 April 1985, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Santa Rosa Memorial Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Max Neil
Lillian Tapp
Marriage: 17 April 1918
Marjorie Neil
Sylvia Leota Neil
Charles Neil

Spouse and Children

17 April 1918
Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John H. Tapp


    Jommia Dishon




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1919: Roosevelt, Montana, United States
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 24

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old English personal name Tæppa, of uncertain origin and meaning.2 German: from a short form of the Germanic name Theudobrand, composed of the elements theodo- ‘people’ + brand ‘sword’.3 North German: nickname for a clumsy person or a simpleton, from Middle Low German tappe ‘oaf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillian Neil in household of Max H Neil, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillian Neil in household of Max H Neil, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian Neil in household of Max Neil, "United States Census, 1940"

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