Mary Viola Lilly

12 July 1899–26 July 1994 (Age 95)
San Pierre, Starke, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Viola

When Mary Viola Lilly was born on 12 July 1899, in San Pierre, Starke, Indiana, United States, her father, John Martin Lilly, was 29 and her mother, Alice Bertha Potts, was 21. She married Fred Lafayette Allen on 13 February 1917, in Yuma, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Burntwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Rawlins, Kansas, United States in 1935. She died on 26 July 1994, in Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Atwood Fairview Cemetery, Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Lafayette Allen
Mary Viola Lilly
Marriage: 13 February 1917
Delbert Leon Allen
Ruth G Allen
John William Allen
Everett Fredrick Allen
Ruby L Allen
Betty Jean Allen

Spouse and Children

    Fred Lafayette Allen



13 February 1917
Yuma, Colorado, United States


    Delbert Leon Allen


    Ruth G Allen


    John William Allen


    Everett Fredrick Allen


    Ruby L Allen


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 7

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 28

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a pet form of the female personal name Elizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2. 2. nickname for someone with very fair hair or skin, from Middle English, Old English lilie ‘lily’ (Latin lilium).The Italian equivalent Giglio was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. In English and other languages there has also been some confusion with forms of Giles . 3. habitational name from places called Lilley, in Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The Hertfordshire place was named in Old English as ‘flax-glade’, from līn ‘flax’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Berkshire name is from Old English Lillinglēah ‘wood associated with Lilla’, an Old English personal name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Violia Lellie in household of John M Lellie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola Allan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Allen in household of Fred Allen, "United States Census, 1930"

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