Lillian Arlettie Norcross

Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Lillian Arlettie

When Lillian Arlettie Norcross was born on 15 September 1892, in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, Frederick H Norcross, was 20 and her mother, Mary E Armstrong, was 25. She married Ernest George Bemis on 6 April 1913, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Lillian Arlettie Norcross
Ernest George Bemis
Marriage: 6 April 1913
Lillian Marguerite Bemis
Frederick Ernest Bemis

Spouse & Children

6 April 1913
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


  • Lillian Marguerite Bemis


  • Frederick Ernest Bemis


Parents & Siblings

  • Frederick H Norcross


  • Female1867–Female



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 6

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place near Blackpool, so named from Old English norð ‘north’ + cros ‘cross’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Unknown, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Lillian A Norcross, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Lillian Norcross in entry for Lillian Marguerite Bemis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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