Mary Lyle Wills

1 May 1905–5 February 1974 (Age 68)
Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Lyle

When Mary Lyle Wills was born on 1 May 1905, in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, Edward George Wills, was 32 and her mother, Sudie Bell Mattingly, was 24. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with John Wesley Speaks. She lived in Anderson Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1974. She died on 5 February 1974, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Withamsville, Clermont, Ohio, United States.

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John Wesley Speaks
Mary Lyle Wills
Jack Wills Speaks
Harold Edward Speaks
Kenneth Lee Speaks

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 7

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 21

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Will .2 German: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Speaks in household of John Speaks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Speaks in household of John W Speaks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Lyle Willis in household of E G Willis, "United States Census, 1920"

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