Mary Elizabeth Lapp

27 November 1855–6 April 1938 (Age 82)
Dakota, Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Lapp was born on 27 November 1855, in Dakota, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, her father, Martin S Lapp, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Jane Kryder, was 22. She married George W Lilley on 8 May 1872, in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 6 April 1938, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Dakota Cemetery, Dakota, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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George W Lilley
Mary Elizabeth Lapp
Marriage: 8 May 1872
Hattie E. Lilley
Gertrude E Lilley
George Lilley
Viva Lilley

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8 May 1872
Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

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 8

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

Age 22

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

German:1. from Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person. 2. ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Lilley in household of Geo W Lilley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Lilly in household of George W Lilly, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Lilley in household of George W Lilley, "United States Census, 1900"

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