Lilly A. Oleva Darnell

1 August 1876–1 March 1954 (Age 77)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lilly A. Oleva

When Lilly A. Oleva Darnell was born on 1 August 1876, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, her father, James Gordon Darnell, was 39 and her mother, Louisa Stonecipher, was 31. She married Andrew Martin Rash on 2 May 1894, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Haines Township, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 1 March 1954, at the age of 77, and was buried in East Salem Cemetery, Mount Vernon Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Martin Rash
Lilly A. Oleva Darnell
Marriage: 2 May 1894
Clyde L Rash
Nerea Rash

Spouse and Children

2 May 1894
Jefferson, Illinois, United States



    Nerea Rash


Parents and Siblings

    James Gordon Darnell


    Louisa Stonecipher






    Joseph Luther Darnell




    Mary A. Darnell


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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Old French darnel ‘darnel’, an annual grass, Lolium temulentum, hence perhaps a topographic name. However, according to Reaney, the plant was believed to produce intoxication, so its adoption as a surname may have been for quite different reasons. In the British Isles the name is found chiefly in the central and east Midlands. 2. variant spelling of Darnall .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lilly Rash in household of Martin Rash, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lilly C Rash in household of Andy M Rash, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lily Rash in household of Andy M Rash, "United States Census, 1920"

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