Lilia Elizbeth Raines

14 September 1896–17 April 1987 (Age 90)
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Lilia Elizbeth

When Lilia Elizbeth Raines was born on 14 September 1896, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Ora Cyrus Raines, was 24 and her mother, Julia Elizabeth Begley, was 26. She married Natale Pasquale 'Chris' Shamrell on 7 January 1914, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died on 17 April 1987, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Natale Pasquale 'Chris' Shamrell
Lilia Elizbeth Raines
Marriage: 7 January 1914
Patrick Joseph Shamrell
Ralph Aloysius Shamrell
James Lawrence Shamrell
Edward Sylester Shamrell

Spouse and Children

7 January 1914
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States


    Patrick Joseph Shamrell


    Ralph Aloysius Shamrell


    James Lawrence Shamrell


    Edward Sylester Shamrell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name for someone from Rayne in Essex, recorded in Domesday Book as Raines, possibly from an unattested Old English word, hrægene ‘shelter’, ‘eminence’.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rennes in Brittany.3 English: patronymic from Raine 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lila Shamrell in household of Chris Shamrell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lila Shamrell in household of Chris Shamrell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Lilia Shamrell in entry for Jimmie Shamrell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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