Cordelia Elizabeth “Lily” <I>Maryan</I> Bates

Cordelia Elizabeth “Lily” Maryan Bates

Death 5 Feb 1968 (aged 93)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section K
Memorial ID 80704171 · View Source
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Lillian was a British Home child. I found her on the 1881 Census for Barnardos The Village Home For Orphan Neglected and Destitute Girls, Barking, Essex.
She sailed from Liverpool England aboard the Circassian on Jun 26,1884, headed for Ontario, Canada.
1891 Canadian Census she is listed as a domestic servant with the Joseph Gill family in the town of Matchedash, Simcoe East, Ontario.
Canadian Census 1901 she is listed as a domestic within the John A Lovering household also in the town of Matchedash, Simcoe East, Ontario.
Nov 1904 she married William Charles Bates of Orillia, Simcoe East, Ontario.
They had 3 children Lillian Alice Irene Bates, William Charles Bates Jr. and Violet Maryan Bates.
Canadian Census 1911 residing in Orillia,Simcoe East, Ontario and 1921 Niagara Falls, Welland, Ontario, Canada both living with her family.
At some point her husband leaves her. The family lore is that he left for a loaf of bread and never returned. Or that he returned to England where he was hospitalized from a wound during WWI and fell in love with his nurse. Neither have been confirmed.
In 1940 Lily is living in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States with daughter Violet.
She retired in 1943 after 47 years as an LPN.
She passed away at the age of 93 in Indianapolis, IN. and was buried in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
I would never have discovered my Great Grandmothers story without the help of the wonderful members of the Facebook page British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association.

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  • Maintained by: Sherry
  • Originally Created by: TASM
  • Added: 19 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80704171
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cordelia Elizabeth “Lily” Maryan Bates (20 Nov 1874–5 Feb 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80704171, citing Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sherry (contributor 47787017) .