Lillian May Norcross

Maine, United States

The Life of Lillian May

When Lillian May Norcross was born in November 1874, in Maine, United States, her father, Charles A. Norcross, was 32 and her mother, Martha Lord, was 34. She married Hiram True Small on 1 June 1899, in Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine, United States for about 19 years and Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States for about 20 years.

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Lillian May Norcross
Hiram True Small
Marriage: 1 June 1899
Carroll Atwell Small

Spouse & Children

1 June 1899
Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 24

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 31

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place near Blackpool, so named from Old English norð ‘north’ + cros ‘cross’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillian M Small in household of Hiriam I Small, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lillian M Small in household of Hiram T Small, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillian M Small in household of Hiram T Small, "United States Census, 1910"

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