Lily Norcross

1895–1981 (Age 85)
Preston, Lancashire, England

The Life of Lily

When Lily Norcross was born on 22 December 1895, in Preston, Lancashire, England, her father, David Kenyon, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Craig, was 20. She married Ernst Frederick Loesch in 1913, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 21 March 1981, in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Lily Norcross
Ernst Frederick Loesch
Marriage: 1913
Denys Frederick Loesch

Spouse & Children

New Zealand


  • Denys Frederick Loesch


Parents & Siblings

  • David Kenyon


  • Female1875–1966Female



World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 6

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 13

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 23

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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)

  • Lilly Norcross in household of David Norcross, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Lily Kenyon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Lily Norcross Loesch, "Find A Grave Index"

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