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Lily Kyle Burleson MacDonnell
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1871
San Marcos
Hays County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1948
Millbrae
San Mateo County
California, USA

My Great-Grandmother

Lily K. Burleson was orphaned at the age of five when her parents, Major Edward Burleson and Emma L. Kyle died within three months of each other in 1877. She was raised by her maternal aunt and uncle, Elizabeth Burleson Sneed and Thomas E. Sneed in Austin, Texas. Her aunt died three months before Lily's marriage to George W. MacDonnell in 1893. Together Lily and her husband founded the Austin Tribune newspaper which was later acquired by the Austin Statesman.

Lily and George had seven children. Three, including a set of twins, died in infancy. Their second son, Albert S. MacDonnell, died in World War I.

The Dallas Morning News Wednesday, November 17, 1948
Burleson Family's Last Member Dies
Austin, Texas, November 16. Mrs. Lily Burleson MacDonnell died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles S. McDonald at Millbrae, California.

Mrs. MacDonnell was a granddaughter of General Edward Burleson who commanded troops in the Battle of San Jacinto. She was a life long resident of Austin and the last survivor of the Burleson family.

Other survivors are two sons, George MacDonnell of Kansas and Burleson MacDonnell of California and six grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at Kyle, Texas. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Burleson (1826 - 1877)
  Emma Lucy Kyle Burleson (1832 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  George William MacDonnell (1865 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  George Burleson MacDonnell (1894 - 1968)*
  Albert Sneed MacDonnell (1896 - 1918)*
  Carlos MacDonnell (1896 - 1896)*
  Mary MacDonnell (1896 - 1896)*
  Edward Burleson MacDonnell (1898 - 1898)*
  Emma Burleson MacDonnell McDonald (1899 - 1977)*
  Burleson MacDonnell (1902 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Claiborne Burleson (1855 - 1863)*
  James Green Burleson (1859 - 1915)*
  Ford McCullough Burleson (1861 - 1887)*
  Albert Sidney Burleson (1863 - 1937)*
  Kyle Burleson (1865 - 1866)*
  Edward Burleson (1867 - 1873)*
  Emma Kyle Burleson (1869 - 1941)*
  Lily Kyle Burleson MacDonnell (1871 - 1948)
  Mary Kyle Burleson Bee (1873 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kyle Cemetery
Kyle
Hays County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jul 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20298149
Lily Kyle <i>Burleson</i> MacDonnell
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Lily Kyle <i>Burleson</i> MacDonnell
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Lily Kyle <i>Burleson</i> MacDonnell
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