Lillian M Spaven

Brief Life History of Lillian M

When Lillian M Spaven was born on 1 July 1903, in Michigan, United States, her father, William Spaven, was 27 and her mother, Ida Laura Hanley, was 27. She married Paul Bline Wright on 11 February 1922, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Allen Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Allen Park, Allen Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1950. She died on 7 April 1985, in Marlette, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Livonia, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Paul Bline Wright
Lillian M Spaven
Marriage: 11 February 1922
Paul Wright
William Stanley Wright

Sources (12)

  • Lillian M Wright, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lillian M. Spaven, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Lillian Wright, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Name Meaning

English (northeastern) and Scottish: nickname for a lame person (especially one with a lump on the leg?), a transferred use of Middle English and Older Scottish spavein, spaven ‘spavin’ (Old French espa(r)vain), a disease of horses consisting of a bony tumour formed on the hock. Compare Middle English spaveined ‘crippled’ (person), past participle of spaveinen ‘to lame oneself’.

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

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