Thelma K. Iliff

3 November 1902–12 December 1953 (Age 51)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Thelma K.

When Thelma K. Iliff was born on 3 November 1902, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, her father, George Iliff, was 21 and her mother, Kathryn Adams, was 21. She married Walter Harry Triska on 20 January 1919, in Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 12 December 1953, in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Harry Triska
Thelma K. Iliff
Marriage: 20 January 1919
Betty Virginia Triska
Jean Viola Triska

Spouse and Children

20 January 1919
Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States


    Betty Virginia Triska



Parents and Siblings

    George Iliff






    Eugenia Verlinda Iliff


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

Age 11

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name of Norse origin. Compare Old Norse Eilífr, composed of the elements ei ‘alone’, ‘unique’, ‘outstanding’ + lífr ‘heir’, ‘descendant’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thelma K Iliff in household of George M Iliff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thelma Triska in household of Walter Triska, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma K Triska in household of Walter H Triska, "United States Census, 1930"

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