Lillian May Woodhurst

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Lillian May Woodhurst was born at Perry in Ralls County in Missouri on June 16th 1878 to parents Hazard (1) Woodhurst and his wife Margaret Jane Hayden.

The US 1880 Census finds her living at age '2' with her parents in Salt River township, Ralls Co.

She married William Daniel Long in Ralls Co. on August 24th 1893; he was born on August 11th 1870 at Atlas in Pike Co., Illinois to parents Thomas Ingram Long and Margaret Ann (nee) Sapp. He was the brother of Jeremiah Adam Long who had married Lillian May's sister Eva Elvira two years previously.

The US 1900 Census finds them living in Saginaw Precinct, Lane Co., Oregon with four children. William was occupied as a labourer working in the lumber business.

The US 1910 Census finds them living in Mason township, Marion Co., Missouri with eight children. Here, Lillian is oddly entered as "Carry", perhaps a pet name. William was working on railroad carriage repairs. The ages of William and Lillian are entered as far older than they actually were, and the birthplaces of themselves and their parents are entered wrongly.

The US 1920 Census finds them still living in Mason township, again with eight children. William was now a floor manager in a shoe factory. Their oldest son Lloyd was working as a butter cutter in a butter factory. Ages and birthplaces are given much more accurately here than in the preceding census.

The US 1930 Census finds William living in Ely Street, Mason township and occupied as a coal dealer with his own yard. The only other person with him was a 16-year-old sister-in-law Florence Adrian, occupied in a shoe factory. Lillian and the children have not been found in this census.

Lillian died at her home 702, Ely Street on April 22nd 1932, aged just under 54. Her death certificate gives the cause as cerebral haemorrhage with contributory arterio-sclerosis. A newspaper obituary remarked that she had been ill for a year. She was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The details below of her descendants were kindly supplied by her great-grand-daughter Valorie Dawn (nee Phillips) Jackson, daughter of Adella May Carlisle, in turn a daughter of Lourien May.

Her children by William Daniel Long

  1. Lloyd Leo Long - born June 24th 1894 in Missouri
  2. Margaret May Long - born October 31st 1896 in Missouri
  3. William Hazard Long - born March 21st 1898 in Missouri
  4. Robert H. Long - born August 1899 in Missouri
  5. Olive Edna Long - born May 22nd 1901 in Oregon
  6. Jerry Myer Long - born August 18th 1902 in Oregon
  7. Dora Pauline Long - born June 10th 1904 in Missouri
  8. Emma Leta Long - born March 22nd 1906 in Missouri
  9. Everett Gerald Long - born March 13th 1908 in Missouri
  10. Eva Pearl Long - born March 13th 1908 (also - twin) in Missouri
  11. Lourien Mae Long - born November 11th 1910 in Missouri
  12. Essie Fern Long - born October 2nd 1912 in Missouri

Olive Edna Long married Jess Ely.

Lourien May Long married at Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan to Clarence Alwyn (1) Carlisle - the son of Clarence Alwyn (3) Carlisle and his wife Della Groves - and produced the four children listed below. She died on November 4th 2003 in Portage, Indiana.

  1. Adella May Carlisle
  2. Clarence Alwyn (2) Carlisle
  3. Robert Wayne Carlisle
  4. Leetta (pronounced "Lee-Etta") Karlene Carlisle