Lillie Bell Whitehead

20 December 1894–29 May 1972 (Age 77)
Lovelady, Houston, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Lillie Bell

When Lillie Bell Whitehead was born on 20 December 1894, in Lovelady, Houston, Texas, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Mcculloch Whitehead, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Angeline Maxey, was 28. She married John William Williams on 6 June 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Houston, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 May 1972, in Jasper, Jasper, Republic of Texas, at the age of 77.

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John William Williams
Lillie Bell Whitehead
Marriage: 6 June 1917
Johnnie Mae Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1917
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 7
    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 22
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hed ‘head’ (Old English hwīt + hēafod), denoting a person with white or fair hair. Occasionally perhaps from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + hod ‘hood’ (Old English hwīt + hōd).Irish: adopted by erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf ).

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Lillie Whitehead in entry for Johnnie May Williams, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • B Lillie Whitehead in household of F M Benjaman Whitehead, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Lillie Belle Bradshaw, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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