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 Lily Kyle <I>Burleson</I> MacDonnell

Lily Kyle Burleson MacDonnell

Birth
San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Nov 1948 (aged 77)
Millbrae, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial Kyle, Hays County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 20298149 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 5 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20298149
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lily Kyle Burleson MacDonnell (2 Aug 1871–14 Nov 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20298149, citing Kyle Cemetery, Kyle, Hays County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .