Lillie May Bixler 1878 - 1943

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Biography

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 Aug 21, 18781 and was married 5 times, to George Hankins (on Aug 28, 1896 in Allen, Indiana, USA), Charles Harris (on Dec 5, 1901), William Burdge (on Mar 4, 1913 in Fort Wayne), Ralph Bayless (on Apr 6, 1915 in Fort Wayne) and Garry Lemay (on Jan 31, 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 Jun 18, 18802; in Washington, Indiana on Jun 1, 1900; at her birthplace on May 5, 1910; at 1234 Burgess Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1916; at her birthplace on Jan 5, 1920; in Marion, Indiana on Apr 2, 1930; in Allen on Apr 13, 1940; at 1933 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1942 and in 1943.

She died on Nov 10, 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 Nov 15, 1943.

Parents

  1. William Green was born on May 6, 1830
  2. Rachel was born on Aug 26, 1845

Children

  1. Blossom Violet was born on Dec 15, 1896
  2. Burton F was born on Jun 10, 1902
  3. Charles F was born on May 19, 1904
  4. Robert Harris was born on Oct 20, 1906
  5. Alice Marie

Media

1880 US Census

1880 US Census

1916 Directory

1916 Directory

1942 Directory

1942 Directory

Lillie Bixler - Garry Lemay - gravestone

Lillie Bixler - Garry Lemay - gravestone

1920 US Census

1920 US Census

1910 US Census

1910 US Census

1943 Directory

1943 Directory

1930 US Census

1930 US Census

1900 US Census

1900 US Census

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=fs/mar/32466614/2

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=r_1072286174/2

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=fs/mar/32439846/2

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=fs/mar/32762001/2

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=USC/1880/1000117451143

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=fs/mar/32762001/2

Family Tree

Family Tree

Map

Citations

  1. United States Marriages - Findmypast
  2. Us Census 1880 - Findmypast (was age 0 and the daughter of the head of the household)

To be done

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