Tillie Rachel Liston

1881–1944 (Age 63)
Valley Point, Preston, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Tillie Rachel

When Tillie Rachel Liston was born on 1 January 1881, in Valley Point, Preston, West Virginia, United States, her father, Noah E Liston, was 29 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Hardesty, was 21. She married Denzil A Graham in 1900, in Preston, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 15 January 1944, in Terra Alta, Preston, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Valley Magisterial District, Preston, Virginia, United States.

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Tillie Rachel Liston
Denzil A Graham
Marriage: 1900
Donald Graham
Noah Graham

Spouse & Children

Preston, West Virginia, United States


  • Donald Graham


  • Noah Graham


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1852–1929Male

  • Mary Elizabeth Hardesty




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 0

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 13

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige; see Livesay 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Tillie R Graham in household of Denzel Graham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tillie R Graham in household of Denzil Graham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tillie R Graham in household of Denzil Graham, "United States Census, 1920"

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