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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lilley, Crangle of Lowell, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

Charles Lilley
1820  1903

Cynthia Huntley
1822  1907
Wife of Charles Lilley

Arthur Lilley
1859  1874
Son of Charles and Cynthia H. Lilley

Alfred Lilley
1859  1908
Son of Charles and Cynthia H. Lilley
Buried at Westfield, Mass.

Mary Lilley
1811  1863
Wife of James Crangle

James O. Crangle
1837  1838
Son of James and Mary L. Crangle

From the 1880 census, I learned that Charles Lillie was born in New Hampshire as were his parents. He was a machinist. His wife was born in Canada. Sons, Charles and Alfred both born in Massachusetts and worked as clerks in a mill.


Heather Rojo said...

This family is probably descended of George Lillie (abt 1637 - 1691) of Reading, Massachusetts. It is an unusual surname, but common in Middlesex County. He's my 8x great grandfather. The name was passed along alot as a first name for boys, too, including several generations of Lillie/Lilley Eaton. What an odd name for a boy!

Barbara Poole said...

Heather, I also have 2 lines in my tree, one very early from CT, another in Michigan. So who knows where they were from, but, I agree, it is an unusual surname.

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

What a beautiful (and informational) stone!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you Lisa.