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Lyle L'roy  Lillie

Lyle L'roy Lillie[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1918 - 1979  (60 years)

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  • Name Lyle L'roy Lillie 
    Born 6 Aug 1918  Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield Township, Cedar Springs, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 1979  Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: 3rd degree burn on 90% of body 
    Buried Oakfield Cemetery, Oakfield Twp, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1028  Lucius | Decendants of George (Lillie) Lilly I
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2003 

    Father Raymond Myron Lillie,   b. 29 May 1881,   d. Jul 1947  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Jenny Lenore Totten,   b. 4 Sep 1882, Sand Lake, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1935, Grand Rapids, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1902  Sand Lake, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice Annette Braden 
    Children 
     1. Raymond Lyle Lillie
     2. Pamela Evalyn Lillie
     3. Steven "Joe" Lillie
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Lyle L'roy Lillie (1940)
    Lyle L'roy Lillie (1940)
    Lyle & Beatrice Lillie
    Lyle & Beatrice Lillie

  • Notes 
    • NOTES:

      A year after Lyle had retired from Frederal Mogul in Greenville, Michigan, he and his wife Beatrice were staying in their little 2x4 cabin on Grand Traverse Bay, near East Port, Michigan. May 15, 1979, they rolled ou to fbed and decided to get some heat in the cabin. There was a free standing Franklin fire place that they used to heat the cabin on chily mornings.

      They had built a fire the previous night before going to bed, but it seemed to be burned out and dead. Lyle went outside to get a fuel can with diesel fuel to pu ton the poor burning popular wood and to make the fire get going quickly. But, there was a gasoline in the fuel can and there was some fire in teh fireplace.

      When he poored the gas on the wood there was an enormous explosion.

      The explosion caused him to be burned 95% of his body with 3rd degree burns, and died three weeks later. Bea, his wife, was blown out of the babin some 30 feet and burned 35% of her body with 3rd degree burns.

      She was able to walk a quater mile to people she knw and that did live there year round. With great difficulty she got her attention. Help was summoned adn they were moved to Charlovix and then flown to Willow Run, Michigan.

      Treatment was done at the University of Michigan Burn Hosptial. Since that horriable day, it leaves bitter sweet memories as teh cabin had been a favorite vacation place for many years prior, for all of Bea and Lyle's children, their spouses, and most all of their grandchildren.

      - Lyle was very mechanical, able to fix cars, televisions and radios
      - Able to do electric, plumbing, and carpentry
      - Worked as a journyman at Federal Mogual in Greenville, Michigan
      - Attended a one room school called Lincoln Lake
      - Also attended school at East Nelson

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] empty.

    2. [S10] James I. Mathias Family Home Page, James I. Mathias, (1998).

    3. [S9] Breathitt County, Kentucky - Family History Website, Jeanette Shouse & Stephen D. Bowling, (1998).

    4. [S12] Bradley T. Lillie, Bradley T. Lillie.