Samuel Sylvester “Silas” Lilly

Cresson, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Feb 1918 (aged 73)
Jennings County, Indiana, USA
Burial North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 114577418 · View Source
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SAMUEL SYLVESTER20 LILLY (SAMUEL D.19, JOSEPH18, RICHARD17, SAMUEL16, HENRI15, GUILAUME14 LILLIE, GUSTAV ELIE HENRI13 LILLI, CHARLES GUSTAV12, JEAN HENRI11 LILLIE, ELI HENRIK10, ELI ERICSSON9, ERIC GREGERSON8, GREGGOR7 MATTSON, MATTIS6 ODSGISLESSON, ODGISL5 SONESSON, SONE4 SUNESSON, SUNO3 ANDERSON, ANDREAS2 BATHE, THE FAMILY OF1 LILLJE) was born January 08, 1845 in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, and died February 16, 1918 in Jennings County, Indiana. He married (1) ELIZABETH LEWELLEN September 15, 1867 in Lexington, Mo., daughter of HASTINGS LEWELLEN and CAROLINE ALLOWAY. She was born August 30, 1843 in Geneva Township, Jennings County, Indiana, and died August 10, 1899 in Glen Oak farm, Jennings County.

Obituary: "Samuel Sylvester Lilly, one of the oldest and most widely known residents of the state, died at his home February 16th 1918, after a short illness in his 73rd year. He was born in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, on January 8th, 1845. His parents were Samuel D. Lilly and Catherine Troxell who were married February 3rd, 1825, seven sons were born to this union Thomas Joseph, William, Isadore, John, Samuel S., and Andrew Jacob. The Grandfather of S. S. Lilly was Richard Lilly, who came from England in 1795 with two daughters Charity and Anna and three sons, Thomas Joseph and Samuel and settled in Lorette, Pa. Silas Lilly as he was known among his many friends and neighbors, was educated in the Johnstown College at Johnstown, Pa. At the age of 22 he took up his residence in Lexington Missouri and September 15th 1867 married Miss Elizabeth Lewellan. To this union eleven children were born, Catherine, Caroline, John, Joseph, Mary, Andrew, Anna, Martha, Albert, George, and Genevieve, eight of whom are living. In 1878, he located in Jennings County, Indiana on the Glen Oak Farm, where after many happy years his wife died, and in 1902 he married Miss Ella McAdams, sister of Mrs. Louis Retchle, of North Vernon and remained on the farm where they had many friends and were beloved by all. Services were held in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Father Widerin officiating. Internment in St. Mary's Cemetery, North Vernen. The widow, five sons and three daughters and two brothers survive. The lord be with you father, And with thy spirit. From your Mother and children."

Burial: Saint Mary's Cemetery, North Vernon, Indiana

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  • Created by: Roger Spurgeon
  • Added: 29 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114577418
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Sylvester “Silas” Lilly (8 Jan 1845–16 Feb 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114577418, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Roger Spurgeon (contributor 47999668) .