Lillie Ester Fondren

5 August 1898–23 January 1985 (Age 86)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Lillie Ester

When Lillie Ester Fondren was born on 5 August 1898, in Alabama, United States, her father, James Munford Fondren, was 29 and her mother, Maryann Elizabeth Cook, was 29. She married John Elbert Arnold on 5 November 1916, in Bibb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 11 Five Mile, Hale, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 7 Cedarville, Hale, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 23 January 1985, at the age of 86, and was buried in Springhill Cemetery, Akron, Hale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Elbert Arnold
Lillie Ester Fondren
Marriage: 5 November 1916
Lula Arnold
Girtha Arnold
Johnnie Arnold
Rufus D Arnold

Spouse and Children

5 November 1916
Bibb, Alabama, United States


    Lula Arnold


    Girtha Arnold


    Johnnie Arnold


    Rufus D Arnold


Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 14

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vondran, variant of Vorndran, a nickname meaning ‘ahead of all’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillie M Fondren in household of James M Fondren, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lillie Arnold in household of Elbert Arnold, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillie E Arnold in household of J Elbert Arnold, "United States Census, 1930"

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