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  • ID: I20204
  • Name: Julia F. LILLY 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 30 MAY 1834 in Deerfield, Oneida Co., New York
  • Death: 19 MAR 1934 in Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Burial: 22 MAR 1934 Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Occupation: Housewife
  • Religion: Seventh-Day Baptist
  • Note:

    Celebrated her 90th birthday in Milton, Memorial Day 1924.

    1931 - Milton's Oldest woman, Mrs. Julia (LILLY) SAUNDERS, was known as the best speller in ALBION, came west in 1850, born Deerfield, Oneida, NY, lived with her married sister in ALBION, married Stephen C. SAUNDERS, in Albion, 74 years ago, Mr. SAUNDERS died 15 years ago, and now Mrs. SAUNDERS lives with her son, Wilmer, and her daughter, Helen. Another son, George SAUNDERS lives in the village.'

    It is a column and a half, measuring about 12" giving detailsabout her early life, her expertise as a seamstress, and herexperience with Indians when she was a young mother.

    Cause of death: Myocardial failure, chronic nephritis

    "The Milton Junction Telephone", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, Mar. 22, 1934, p 1.
    Mrs. Stephen Saunders died Monday morning, March 19, at her home in Milton. Had she lived until May 30, she would have been 100 years old.
    Julia Lilly, daughter of Shubel and Nancy Bailey Lilly, was born May 30, 1834, in Oneida county, N. Y. When she was two years old, the family moved to a farm in Steuben county. Her mother died when she was eight years old and four years later her older sister married, leaving the twelve year old Julia to keep house for her father and two brothers.
    Four years later her father and family came to Wisconsin and settled in Dodge county, near a town called Oak Grove. Her father died two years later and the following year she went to Albion to live with a married sister.
    On January 1, 1857, she was married to Stephen Saunders of Albion and they spent most of their married life in or around Albion and Milton.
    Four children were born to them: Luther C., who died at the age of 1 year; Wilmer J., George H., and Mrs. Helen Kelly all of Milton, who survive.
    Mrs. Saunders was the last of her father's family, two brothers and two sisters having preceded her.
    Mrs. Saunders joined the Seventh Day Baptist church at Albion in her youth and always kept up her interest in religious and civic affairs until the last two months when failing eyesight kept her from her great pleasure of reading and knitting.
    Although unable to leave the home for many years, she had a host of friends who visited her frequently and will miss her.
    The funeral will be held this Thursday, March 22, p.m. at the home of W. J. Saunders, the Rev. Edwin Shaw and Rev. Carroll Hill officiating. Interment will be in the Milton cemetery. The pallbearers will be her sons Wilmer and George, her grandson Jesse and her only nephew Halbert Lilly of Albion.
  • _UID: 56910081C85E4140A10C9E4F2918CE550D18
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2006



    Marriage 1 Stephen Coon SAUNDERS b: 28 JAN 1833 in Alfred, Allegany Co., New York
    • Married: 1 JAN 1857 in Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin
    Children
    1. Has Children George Henry SAUNDERS b: 22 OCT 1865 in Dane Co., Wisconsin
    2. Has No Children Helen D. SAUNDERS b: 28 FEB 1869 in Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin

    Sources:
    1. Text: Rootsweb Worldconnect database by Jon Saunders, cousin.connecter@cox.net, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2232377

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