A seamstress and the child of William Bixler (a labourer) and Rachel Sargent, Lillie Bixler, the third cousin three-times-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA on 21 Aug 18781 and was married 5 times, to George Hankins (on 28 Aug 1896 in Allen, Indiana, USA), Charles Harris (on 5 Dec 1901), William Burdge (on 4 Mar 1913 in Fort Wayne), Ralph Bayless (on 6 Apr 1915 in Fort Wayne) and Garry Lemay (on 31 Jan 1918 in Fort Wayne)1. She had 5 children, all with Charles Harris: Blossom Violet, Burton F, Charles F, Robert Harris and Alice Marie.
During her life, she was living at her birthplace on 18 Jun 18802; in Washington, Indiana on 1 Jun 1900; at her birthplace on 5 May 1910; at 1234 Burgess Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1916; at her birthplace on 5 Jan 1920; in Marion, Indiana on 2 Apr 1930; in Allen on 13 Apr 1940; at 1933 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1942 and in 1943.
She died on 10 Nov 1943 at 1933 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana (heart attack Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 13 November 1943, page 3: While preparing the evening meal, Mrs. Lillie May Lemay, 65, suffered a heart attack and died Friday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock at her home at 1933 Spring street. Cause of death was determined by Dr. E. N. Mendanhall, county coroner. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Lemay was a native of and lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church. Surviving are the husband, Garry; five children, Charles and Burton Harris, Robert Bixler, Mrs. Alice McKinley and Mrs. Blossom Walsh, and four stepchildren, Chester, Clayton, Glenn and Vincent LeMay, all of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, William and John Bixler, both of Fort Wayne, and Ike Bixler of Spencer. The body was taken to the Louis Berhalter & Son funeral home in Kendallville and will be returned to the residence here late this afternoon. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence here and 2:30 o'clock at the Wesleyan Methodist church, Rev. Edward Smithee officiating. Burial will be in the Bower cemetery near New Haven) and was buried at Bowers Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana on 15 Nov 1943.
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Listed in the residence for 5 Jan 1920, but spouse George Hankins is not
Listed in the residence for 2 Apr 1930, but spouse George Hankins is not
Listed in the residence for 13 Apr 1940, but spouse George Hankins is not
Listed in the residence for 1942, but spouse George Hankins is not
Listed in the residence for 1943, but spouse George Hankins is not
Census information missing between Census US 1880 and Census US 1900
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