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
Lilly White
Marriage: 7 June 1914
RUBY V Selby
Roy William Selby
Doyle Selby
James L. Selby
Mildred Marie Selby
Freddie Eugene Selby
William A. Selby Jr.

Spouse and Children

7 June 1914
Bryan, Oklahoma, United States


    RUBY V Selby


    Roy William Selby


    Doyle Selby




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Columbus Head


    Sallie Smith




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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