Lily Lavinia Cockrell

19 December 1902–11 April 1985 (Age 82)
London, London Township, Monroe, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Lily Lavinia

When Lily Lavinia Cockrell was born on 19 December 1902, in London, London Township, Monroe, Michigan Territory, United States, her father, Frederick Augustus Cockrell, was 30 and her mother, Emma Osgood, was 20. She married Ewell Malone Griffin on 10 October 1925, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Mégantic, Quebec, Canada in 1911 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 April 1985, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Ewell Malone Griffin
Lily Lavinia Cockrell
Marriage: 10 October 1925
Lynn Ewell Griffin

Spouse and Children

10 October 1925
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Augustus Cockrell


    Emma Osgood




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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Middle English cok in the sense ‘rooster’ ( see Cocke ). This name has also absorbed some cases of the French cognates Coquerille and Coqueral.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lily Griffin in household of Ewell M Griffin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lily Griffin in household of Ewell Griffin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lily L Cockrell, "California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976"

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