Lillian A Gaskins (1917 - 2004)

A photo of Lillian A Gaskins
Add photo
Lillian A Gaskins
1917 - 2004
Born
October 10, 1917
Death
November 16, 2004
Last Known Residence
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206
Summary
Lillian A Gaskins was born on October 10, 1917. She died on November 16, 2004 at 87 years old. We know that Lillian A Gaskins had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Lillian is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Lillian's life so that she is always remembered.

Biography
Lillian A Gaskins
Most commonly known as
Lillian A Gaskins
Full name
Did Lillian go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Lillian Gaskins was born on
Birth
Lillian Gaskins died on
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Lillian.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Lillian A Gaskins?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Lillian's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Lillian born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

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

Religion

Was Lillian a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Lillian baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Lillian did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Lillian's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Lillian serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Lillian Gaskins?
View other bios of people named Lillian Gaskins
Lillian's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Gaskins family tree.

Lillian's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Lillian A Gaskins Lillian A Gaskins
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Lillian's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Lillian A Gaskins! Please share photos of Lillian and the Gaskins family.

Photo
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Lillian.

Cancel

Share Lillian's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Lillian A Gaskins died on November 16, 2004 at 87 years old. She was born on October 10, 1917. We are unaware of information about Lillian's immediate family. We know that Lillian A Gaskins had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Lillian's lifetime.

In 1917, in the year that Lillian A Gaskins was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1938, at the age of 21 years old, Lillian was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1942, when she was 25 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1974, Lillian was 57 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1999, by the time she was 82 years old, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

Other Lillian Gaskins

Other Gaskins

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top