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Lilly Family Papers

Collection Metadata

Title

Lilly Family Papers

Description

Grant E. Lilly was born in Estill County on February 27, 1865. He was son of Colonel Henry Clay Lilly, a circuit judge of the Irvine district and a colonel in the 14th Kentucky Calvary, United States Army, during the Civil War, and Catherine Tracy, a member of a pioneer Pennsylvania family whose descendents moved to Kentucky. Anna Dudley McGinn Lilly was born on February 27, 1872, in Maysville, Kentucky, the daughter of the Reverend John Bolivar McGinn and Mary Elizabeth Sheppard McGinn. She spent her early life in Versailles, where her father was minister of the Christian church. On October 19, 1893, Grant E. Lilly and Anna D. McGinn were married in Versailles. They had one daughter, Austin Page, a son John Marion, and a younger son, Grant Lilly, Jr., who died at the age of 12 in 1916. The Lillys spent their formative years in Richmond where Mr. Lilly practiced law, engaged in numerous civic activities, and participated in several local political campaigns. Mrs. Lilly devoted considerable time to civic duties also, including affiliations with the Woman's Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also served as editor of the Kentucky Register newspaper and began to develop a strong allegiance to the Democratic Party. During the 1920's and 1930's the Lillys, having moved to Lexington, became more active in politics; especially Mrs. Lilly. She campaigned for women's political rights, civic reforms, and recognition of Kentucky's unique historical heritage. The collection also contains some information about Miss Austin Lilly's long tenure as a teacher in the Lexington public school system. Thus the Lilly Family Collection documents the contributions of a civic minded Central Kentucky family and also offers a glimpse into their personal lives.

Date

1841-1986

Format

text
photograph

Language

eng

Type

collection

Identifier

1982A020
  • Collection: Lilly Family Papers

1982a020-152

1982a020-296

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1982a020-377

1982a020-042 1951

1982a020-029 1894 July 28

1982a020-033

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1982a020-035

1982a020-037 1894 Jul 28

1982a020-375

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1982a020-031

1982a020-032 1910

1982a020-109

1982a020-372 1910 Jul

1982a020-144 1903

1982a020-039 1906 Jul 11

1982a020-150

1982a020-244

1982a020-290
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