Leon Dexter Lilley

Male 1898 - 1994  (96 years)


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  • Name Leon Dexter Lilley  [1
    Born 26 May 1898  Richland township, new york Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1994 
    Age 96 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    George Lilley,   b. 2 Sep 1723  (3 x Great Grandfather) 
    Elizabeth D Unknown,   b. Abt 1846, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1879  (Age ~ 33 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I58787  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Dexter Munger Lilley,   b. 28 Sep 1865, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1944  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Elizabeth Adeline Lane,   b. 26 Jan 1874, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1957  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Oct 1894 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, October 17, 1894 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - New Centerville - A Pleasant Wedding - A pleasant company assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Lane last Wednesday afternoon, October 10, to witness the marriage of their daughter, Lizzie, a most estimable young lady, to Dexter M. Lilley, a well-known and highly respected young man of Pulaski. At precisely 2 o'clock the bridal party was ushered into the room, Miss Bertha Hough as bridesmaid and Gilbert Lane as groomsman. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. D. Webster; pastor of the M. E. church of Pulaski, beneath a beautiful arch, from the top of which hung suspended a superb floral bell. A bank of potted flowers filled in the background, which produced a most pleasing effect. After the ceremony and congratulations, refreshments were served, which proved to be a source of pleasure to the senses, in more ways than one, as all appeared to be in a happy mood. The presents were numerous, and show the high esteem in which they were held by their relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Lilley took the 4:10 train at Richland for a short bridle tour via Syracuse and other towns. Their many friends wish them a long, happy and prosperous life.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, October 17, 1894 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - In New Centreville, New York, October 10, 1894, at the residence of Mr. Rollin Lane, the bride's father, by Rev. A. D. Webster, Mr. Dexter Lilley, of Pulaski, New York, and Miss Elizabeth A. Lane, of New Centreville.
    Family ID F8075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Class of 1917 PACS
      LEON D. LILLEY, NATIVE OF PULASKI, DIES AT 96
      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - August 9, 1994
      Leon D. Lilley, 96, Los Osos, Calif., retired school principal and a native of Pulaski, died Thursday in a hospital in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he had been a patient for a month.

      Services will be private.

      Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Jean, Simi Valley, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Hastings, and two brothers, Otto R. and Erwin, all of Pulaski.

      Born in 1898 in Pulaski, a son of Dexter M. and Elizabeth L. Lilley, he graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1917, attended Alfred University and graduated from Syracuse University.

      He married Margaret Scott of Oswego in 1925. She died before him.

      Mr. Lilley taught school in Ohio for a time, later moving to California, where he was a teacher and supervising principal of schools in Gonzalez, Calif.

      Before his retirement, Mr. Lilley built an oceanside home at Morro Bay, Calif., and has been a resident of a retirees' park in Los Osos, near San Luis Obispo, for the past several years.

      LEON D. LILLEY
      Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) - August 11, 1994Browse Issues
      Former Pulaski resident Leon D. Lilley, 96, died Aug. 4 in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

      Mr. Lilley was a native of Pulaski. He retired as supervising principal of schools in Gonzales, Calif. Mr. Lilley was a 1917 graduate of Pulaski Academy and attended Alfred University and Syracuse University. After graduation from SU, he taught school in Ohio before moving to California. His wife, the former Margaret Scott, died before him.

      Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Jean Lilley of Simi Valley, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Hastings of Pulaski; and two brothers, Otto R. and Erwin, both of Pulaski.

      Services were private.

  • Sources 
    1. [S859] New York, State Census, 1915, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 01; Assembly District: 01; City: Richland; County: Oswego; Page: 26.