Sunday, October 2, 2011

100 Years Ago, 1 October 1911

Lillian Agnes Coyle, First Communion
Lillian Agnes Coyle, born 18 September 1911 in New York City, was the daughter of Michael and Mary Josephine (Mullane) Coyle. She was baptized on 1 October 1911. The Baptismal Certificate does not list a specific Roman Catholic Church. It does show that her godparents were Daniel Mullane (her maternal uncle) and Helen Coyle (her oldest sister and my maternal grandmother). Lillian was my grand aunt but I had very little contact with her.

Lillian's mother died when Lillian was just 16 years old. Lillian lived in New York City most of her life, graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1929. In 1930 she lived with her sisters, Marguerite, Marion and Kathleen, on Walton Avenue in the Bronx. Lillian was a bookkeeper at the time. The sisters liked to travel, visiting their Mullane family in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland, several times. She also took trips to Puerto Rico, South America and Japan.  Lillian worked for T.W.A. Airlines for many years. Later she worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Company. She worked for them for over twenty years.

In 1976 Lillian and her sisters moved to Sun City, Arizona. Lillian died in Arizona in 1987.

1 comment:

Barbara Poole said...

I love this photo. Of course it's too bad you didn't know her very well, but that does happen, don't blame yourself.