Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can ~ #47 Thelma HOLT 1901-1984

The daughter-in-law of Isaac Spencer “Ike” LILLIE and Florence ROYALTY, Thelma HOLT (1901-1984) was the wife of Samuel Royalty “Roy” LILLIE (1895-1979). She was a bit partial to pearl necklaces or at least it seems so from the two photographs of her.

Thelma Holt LILLIE 19301930ThelmaHolttiny

Thelma’s parents were William F. HOLT (1871-1938) and Edith S. WYMER (1874-1948).

Thelma and Roy were married before 1920 and had a son Lynn Vance LILLIE (1920-1993). Although  divorced before 1930 Thelma and Roy are buried beside each other in Pell Cemetery, Brookport, Massac County, Illinois. Their son Vance lies on one side of Thelma and Roy on the other.

Thelma Holt LILLIE with friends in late 1950s

ThelmaHoltLilliewithotherstinyFrom left to right: Thelma Farmer, Flora Lemley, Barney Robinett, Thelma Holt Lillie, Goldie Faughn, Ruby Garrett, Harry Faughn, Mabel Gillett.

Is this from a school reunion? Quick searches of the census show Thelma’s friends grew up in Massac County, Illinois, and were all about the same age, born between 1899 and 1902. They do not appear to be related to her although more research would need to be done to prove or disprove this.

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and links to previous posts in the series can be found here.

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