Lillie Bell Marble

Female22 January 1862–21 January 1940

Brief Life History of Lillie Bell

When Lillie Bell Marble was born on 22 January 1862, in Somonauk, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, her father, Thornton Marble, was 19 and her mother, Susannah Sweet, was 20. She married Timothy Harrigan on 23 July 1877, in Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Bismarck, Burleigh, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880. She died on 21 January 1940, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Timothy Harrigan
Lillie Bell Marble
Marriage: 23 July 1877
Kathleen R Harrigan
William H. Horrigan

Sources (11)

  • Lille? Andrus, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lillie Bell Harrigan Andrus, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Lillie B. Harrigan, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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  • Marriage
    23 July 1877Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House

    Age 5

    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 22

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    Name Meaning


    nickname from Middle English marbel ‘marble’ (Old French marble, marbre), perhaps used of a marble-worker. This surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

    variant of Marple . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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