Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley (1899 - 1977)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Elizabeth so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Elizabeth’s biography.

Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley and her immediate Tilley family. Add to Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death


Murr, Australia

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Elizabeth.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Murr, Australia

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Father: Smale Henry Jo Tilley
Mother: Elizabeth Jackson Tilley

Education

Did Elizabeth finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Elizabeth attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Elizabeth did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley is a military veteran.

Middle name

Myrtle

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Elizabeth's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Elizabeth's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Elizabeth a religious woman? Add Elizabeth’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley. Below are potential family photos that share Elizabeth's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Elizabeth during various points of her life

Charles Edward Tilley

Charles Edward Tilley

John Tarpey and wife Jane Tilley in front of house

John Tarpey and wife Jane Tilley in front of house

Add a photo

Timeline

1899 - In the year that Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1901 - By the time she was just 2 years old, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

1934 - She was 35 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1971 - Elizabeth was 72 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

1977 - In the year of Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley Family Tree

Who was Elizabeth’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Elizabeth’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

You can add or remove people from Elizabeth's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley died in 1977 in Murr, Australia at age 78. There is no known cause of death for Elizabeth. She was born in 1899. She was born to Smale Henry Jo Tilley and Elizabeth Jackson Tilley, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

Memories

What do you remember about Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Elizabeth is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources

Success Stories from Biographies like Elizabeth Myrtle Tilley

I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.