Lilly White

1898–3 August 1985 (Age 87)
Texas, United States

The Life of Lilly

When Lilly White was born in 1898, in Texas, United States, her father, Christopher Columbus Head, was 42 and her mother, Sallie Smith, was 24. She married William Andrew Selby on 7 June 1914, in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Smithville, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 3 August 1985, in Belton, Cass, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

William Andrew Selby
1890–1971
Lilly White
1898–1985
Marriage: 7 June 1914
RUBY V Selby
1915–1940
Roy William Selby
1918–1920
Doyle Selby
1921–1921
James L. Selby
1924–2009
Mildred Marie Selby
1926–1995
Freddie Eugene Selby
1929–2002
William A. Selby Jr.
1931–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 June 1914
Bryan, Oklahoma, United States
children

(7)

    RUBY V Selby

    Female1915–1940Female

    Roy William Selby

    Male1918–1920Male

    Doyle Selby

    Male1921–1921Male

    Male1924–2009Male

    Female1926–1995Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Columbus Head

    Male1856–Male

    Sallie Smith

    Female1874–1929Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
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

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lillie Selby in household of William Selby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian P Selby in household of William A Selby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillie Selby in entry for Ruby Selby, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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