Lillian Mae YALE Corliss - 1959
Lillian Mae, daughter of Sherman Henry Yale and Sarah D. Bevier Yale, was born
in Galva, County, Ill., May 17, 1876, and departed this life at the Thayer
County Hospital in Hebron, Neb., July 29, 1959, at the age of 83 years, 2 months
and 12 days.
At the age of 10 she migrated with her parents in a
covered wagon to eastern Colorado, settling near Burlington. Her parents were
postmistress and mail carrier at a small post office called Yale. She was a
direct descendent of the founders of Yale University and the inventors of the
Yale lock. She was preceded in death by her parents and her only brother,
William Henry Yale.
June 26, 1892, she was united in marriage to Albert
Nathan Corliss. They were married in a sod house 22 miles northeast of
Burlington. Mr. Corliss passed away in May, 1956.
To this union 13 children were born, three of which
died in infancy.
The surviving are Luella (Mrs. Gordon A.) Hitchcock,
Burlington; Joseph Martin Corliss, Denver; Sherman Henry Corliss, Stratton;
Edward William Corliss, Kersey; Harold N. Corliss, Hebron, Neb.; Ralph Rosser
Corliss, Lincoln, Neb.; Mary Etta (Mrs. J. W.) Miller, Maryville, Kan.; Frank N.
Corliss, Eustis, Fla.; Myrna (Mrs. Clarence) Wright, Hebron, Neb.; Pauline (Mrs.
Lawrence) Williams, Belvedere, Neb.
Mrs. Corliss was baptized into the Congregational
Church when but a young woman, later transferring to the Christian Church of
Hebron, where she has been a faithful member until the time of her death. She
was also a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. She enjoyed the work in the church
and lodge and participated in many of. the social activities of both.
Mrs. Corliss, with her husband and family, moved to
Hebron in April of 1917. They lived on a farm, until 1930, at which time they
retired and moved to town.
Besides her ten children she leaves .43 grandchildren
and 36 great: grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held in the Christian Church,
Hebron, July 31, 1959, with Rev. Ralph Dyer officiating. Pallbearers were
grandsons of the deceased, Jim Corliss, Don Wright, Dick Miller, John Corliss,
Roger Corliss and Bert Hitchcock. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron.