Lillie D. Houck

1854–1942 (Age 88)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Lillie D.

When Lillie D. Houck was born in January 1854, in Illinois, United States, her father, Ephriam Houck, was 20 and her mother, Sarah Ann Speck, was 23. She married James Corwin Bradford on 12 May 1880, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bertha, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years. She died in May 1942, at the age of 88, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Lillie D. Houck
James Corwin Bradford
Marriage: 12 May 1880
Jesse Corwin Bradford
Ethel Bradford
Mary Etta Bradford
Azalea Bradford
Hazel Ione Bradford
Della Mae Bradford
Kenneth Ray Bradford

Spouse & Children

12 May 1880
Oregon, United States


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Ephriam Houck


  • Sarah Ann Speck




  • Female1854–1942Female

  • Asbury Wallace Houck


  • Female1857–1949Female

  • Oliver Ellsworth Houck


World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 23

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Frisian, and North German:1. nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. 2. variant of Hoek .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillie D Bradford in household of James C Bradford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillie Bradford in household of James C Bradford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lily D Bradford in household of Charles A Woodman, "United States Census, 1910"

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