Lylah Meriau

9 May 1875–15 February 1960 (Age 84)
Dakota Territory, United States

The Life of Lylah

When Lylah Meriau was born on 9 May 1875, in Dakota Territory, United States, her father, Stephen Aiken Meriau, was 44 and her mother, Charlotte Adelia Granger, was 36. She married William Jason Bushnell in 1898, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Lane, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 15 February 1960, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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William Jason Bushnell
Lylah Meriau
Marriage: 1898
Lottie Willylah Bushnell
William John Corydon Bushnell

Spouse and Children

    William Jason Bushnell



Multnomah, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Aiken Meriau


    Charlotte Adelia Granger




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Lylia W Bushnell in household of William J Bushnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lylah Bushnell in household of John C Bushnell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lylah Bushnell in household of William J Bushnell, "United States Census, 1910"

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