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Lily Edith Erhardt

Lily Edith Erhardt

Female 1908 - 1994  (86 years)

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  • Name Lily Edith Erhardt 
    Born 28 Jun 1908  Morris, Pembina Valley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The family was living near Morris, Manitoba, Canada, which is about 40 miles south of Winnepeg.
    Gender Female 
    Citizenship Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Derivitive Papers 
    • At subsequent trip across the border, several years later, for the Soroptimist club, she was armed for the event, bringing her birth certificate, wedding certificate, father’s citizenship papers, voting card, etc. The border agent coldly stated that nothing there proved she entered the US legally the first time, even though she was only 2 at the time! So, when back home she applied for derivative citizenship papers, and felt a surge of patriotism as she was administered the oath.
    Immigration 29 Nov 1910  Pembina, Pembina, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Daniel was 37 and Julia was 33. Their children were: Daniel, 16; Julia, 33; Leona, 9; Willie, 7; Edward, 5; Lily, 3 and Clara who was 6 months old. The family was moving from Morris, Manitoba, Canada to Gridley, California to escape the bitter cold for the sake of their children's health.
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Physical Description 29 Nov 1910  Pembina, Pembina, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes 
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Border Crossing Log at Pembina, North Dakota
    Residence Dec 1910  Gridley, Butte, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Temporary quarters 
    • The family stayed in the area for about a month.
    Residence Feb 1911  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    60 acre farm 
    • The farm was in the Pacheco district which was just six miles south-east of Redding, and bought a 60 acre farm and small house. The house was 24' by 24' and there were nine of them to fit into it. There were two small bedrooms and they made the pantry into a third bedroom for the boys. There was a bed (filled with corn husks or straw) for each room. Those in each room shared the bed, the parents getting one, the girls another, and the boys the third little one. The living and kitchen areas were the same room, but Daniel built a cupboard to act as a little divider to separate the rooms, and an old pump organ was backed up to the back of the cupboard.

      The ground in this area is very rocky and of very poor quality. Daniel and the boys tried to raise alfalfa, oats and barley. Mother tried to keep a garden. The Insect pests were numerous, making harvests pretty grim.

      About 20 feet from the back door was a well, and it was the only source for the water on the 60 acres. All the water had to be hand drawn in buckets, and barrels would be filled to have the horses drag to where it was needed.
    Pacheco, California map
    Pacheco, California map
    by Clinton Macomber
    Chronicle 1913  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Severe Flooding 
    • The snows melted in the mountains so quickly they caused severe flooding of the rivers and creeks. Daniel at first tried to dig ditches to turn the water away from their house, but it was useless. While he hitched the horses to the wagon, mother gathered a few belongings and herded the children into the wagon. The boys were left with one neighbor on higher ground and the girls with another neighbor. Both Dan and Julia returned home against the advice of the neighbors. The river rose so fast that in half an hour the valley was a “mirror.” The house was up off the ground four feet, so it did not damage their floor, as it did so many others, but came up to it. They were about ¾ of a mile from the Sacramento river.
    School 1916  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Student 
    • Lily was a very shy girl, and one who was ahead of her class by two years. In school (for her story about the school click here) she was teased a great deal by her fellow students because of the large space between her two front teeth, the blue bloomers (made from dad’s old shirts—all they could afford), and false accusations. Her teeth so embarrassed her she would talk with her hand covering her mouth whenever in the presence of others. But this tooth spacing became the sign of a true Erhardt decendent! There would be great glee for anyone who had the "Erhardt tooth spacing!"
    Chronicle 1917  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Persecution of U.S. German Immigrants 
    • Daniel had expected to live out the rest of his days in Canada and so had become a Canadian citizen. When he re-entered the United States, he had not tried be reinstated as a United States citizen. Since the family was German, the war with Germany was difficult for German Americans. Neighbors soon began to say they were “pro-German” and the school children would taunt the Erhardt children in school. Things got so bad they had to take the children out of school for several days. It was at this point that Daniel and Julia spoke German very rarely unless around her father.

      Julia had a service flag in the window with two stars in it—one for her son, and one for her youngest brother, Louis Schunke. She would knit socks following the Red Cross instructions. Lily knit washcloths, and the older girls knit sweaters, mufflers, caps, etc. for the soldiers.

      Dan was not sure where his parents stood while at war, but his letters were filled with such patriotism that it awoke an interest among the younger children. In one letter his mother wrote that she was proud of his stand as a citizen and soldier. He replied he was very glad, because he really wanted to hear that.
    Chronicle 1918  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fire 
    • Daniel and Bill were away logging in the hills. The fire season had started, and the main fires were just 10 miles away. Then the wind shifted suddenly and large pieces of burning bark and flaming cones started dropping in the yard, and soon the nearby woods were aflame. The men of the neighborhood came, hoping to stop the fire from heading south and endangering many homes in the valley. Lilly and Ed were sent to draw water and fill the barrels. Their arms ached, and two men stopped for a drink who had been fighting the fire for several days, but realized there were no men there, just mother and small children. The men quickly soaked the roof with the water and then lay in the grass for a couple hours to get some sleep. Lily was stationed at the haystack to put out any flames as they started. Even three year old Nelda helped mother carry goods from the house, and protect them with wet quilts and blankets. The oldest daughters found a way from town to help mother and spent the night watching the house. Sleeping for the youngsters was hard. From the window they could see and hear the beautiful pine trees burning around them, and when they slept they had nightmares about being in the middle of a huge fire, only to wake up and see it was true. The wind shifted that night and a few days later there were only smoldering posts and stumps to remind them of the fire, but the house had been saved.
    Chronicle 1919  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Rampant Influenza 
    • The West Coast had a rampant spread of influenza. Everyone on the streets of Redding had to wear masks.
    Residence Jan 1920  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Rental house in town 
    • The farm finally sold at the beginning of the year. Because of the need to vacate quickly, they rented a house in Redding, by the river.
    Religion Abt Mar 1920  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptized in the First Baptist Church 
    • Lily was 11 years old.
    Chronicle Abt 3 May 1920  Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Move from Redding, Monday's Progress 
    • By early May, 1920, the family was on the road. Roads were not paved and most were single lane with deep ruts, and following farm fence lines. Creeks had to be forded, hills and mountains crossed. The area has some of the most rugged terrain, and the 520 mile trip took four long days. The trip was made in an old Maxwell open touring car, Daniel had purchased. The Maxwell had a good engine, and 36 horsepower. Dan was made the family driver, with Ed helping briefly. Six people rode in the car (Dan was 24, Ed was 14, mother Julia was 42, Lily was 12, Clara was 9, and Nelda was 5) with the barrel of dishes, and other household articles being the seats. The running boards held the luggage. Leaving Redding at 8 a.m. they reached Yreka at midnight. They managed to cover over 100 miles of exceedingly rough mountainous terrain in the 16 hours.
    Maxwell Touring Car
    Maxwell Touring Car
    An unrestored, fully original Maxwell that was for sale. Daniel Erhardt, being a mechanic, knew how good the Maxwell engines were, and so owned such…
    Julia Erhardt getting a drink on the road
    Julia Erhardt getting a drink on the road
    Dan, her son is watching her.

    Julia Erhardt, sons Dan and Ed, and daughters, Lily, Clara, and Nelda on their move to Washington.

    from Nelda…
    Julia Erhardt camp at Eureka
    Julia Erhardt camp at Eureka
    Julia Erhardt, Daniel (her son), Ed, Lily, Clara, and Nelda camp on the first night of their move.
    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's…
    Chronicle Abt 4 May 1920  Myrtle Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Move from Redding, Tuesday's Progress 
    • Second Day's progress of over 130 miles.
    Julia Erhardt's family in mountains
    Julia Erhardt's family in mountains
    Julia Erhardt, sons Dan and Ed, and daughters, Lily, Clara, and Nelda on their move to Washington.

    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's…
    Julia Erhardt and family campsite in Oregon
    Julia Erhardt and family campsite in Oregon
    Julia Erhardt, sons Dan and Ed, and daughters, Lily, Clara, and Nelda on their move to Washington.

    Note: Lily has campsite at Myrtle Creek, and…
    Chronicle Abt 5 May 1920  Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Move from Redding, Wednesday's Progress 
    • Third Day's progress was over 150 miles. During the trip they saw a train at Wolf Creek and sang the song: "Life is Like a Mountain Railroad." Everyone was so very tired. They arrived in Salem and stayed with Uncle Gustav Schunke and Cousin Ed.
    Julia Erhardt and family mountain stop
    Julia Erhardt and family mountain stop
    Julia Erhardt, sons Dan and Ed, and daughters, Lily, Clara, and Nelda on their move to Washington.

    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's…
    Julia Erhardt visiting Uncle Gustav Schunke?
    Julia Erhardt visiting Uncle Gustav Schunke?
    Julia Erhardt, sons Dan and Ed, and daughters, Lily, Clara, and Nelda on their move to Washington.

    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's…
    Residence 6 May 1920  Orchards, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farm house 
    • Daniel had described the house in glowing terms, but Julia's heart sank when she saw it. The house did have enough rooms in the two stories, but it was crudely built and the rooms were not finished. There was a living room carpet, but when it was removed, it was there to cover the holes that had been cut through the floor. There was a pump by the back door, but no running water in the kitchen or bathroom. In spite of these disappointing things, Julia went right to work with her good taste and ability to "make do."
    Chronicle Abt 6 May 1920  Orchards, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Move from Redding, Thursday's Progress 
    • Early the fourth day they stopped in Portland to see Grandma and Grandpa Schunke. They crossed the big Columbia River and reached Orchards by the late afternoon. The trip was over 70 miles.
    Julia Erhardt and family on lunch break
    Julia Erhardt and family on lunch break
    Julia Erhardt, sons Dan and Ed, and daughters, Lily, Clara, and Nelda on their move to Washington.

    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's…
    School Jul 1921  Orchards, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Home School 
    • In the Summer of 1921, Lily (13) with her sister, Clara (10), decided to set up school so they could teach their sister Nelda (6) and prepare her to enter public school. Nelda learned so much she was placed in 3rd grade that Fall.
    School Sep 1921  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Commercial Classes 
    • Lily was to begin High School, but her parents wanted her to also take the commercial 6 month classes offered so she would learn typing, shorthand, etc. To do so she also had to pay transportation fees to and from Portland, for the books and supplies, etc. Her sisters, Julia and Leona, loaned her the money, but when she graduated, she owed them $600. It took quite a few years to get the debt paid off!
    Religion 1922  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church 
    • The church the family attended in Vancouver was Emmanuel Baptist Church. It purchased the historic buildings of the former Presbyterian Church. Later, the Baptist congregation sold them to move out of town.
    Emmanuel Baptist Church of Vancouver
    Emmanuel Baptist Church of Vancouver
    Taken from an unidentifiable newspaper clipping in Nelda Douthit's Big Album. Extensively retouched and reworked, Clinton Macomber
    Residence May 1922  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Rebuilt house 
    • In the Spring of 1922, it was decided to move closer to Portland, so the now two girls would be closer to the high school and perhaps Daniel could find easier employment. This two story house was in Vancouver, but was really a rebuilt house after having caught fire. It came with an acre. The down payment was met from the sale of the Orchards house, and the annual mortgage payment looked feasible. The house did have running water and electricity! Nelda's school was just across the street.
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Home
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Home
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Vancouver house backyard
    Daniel and Julia Erhardt Vancouver house backyard
    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's possession;
    processed by Clinton Macomber's family, 5/24/2010
    Daniel & Julia Erhardt's Vancouver house
    Daniel & Julia Erhardt's Vancouver house
    Lily is holding Leno in foreground.
    from Nelda Douthit's Album in Glenda Macomber's possession;
    processed by Clinton Macomber's family, 5/24/2010
    Naturalization 6 Jan 1923  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Daniel Erhardt got his citizenship papers, and they gave citizenship to Edward, Rolland, Lily, and Clara. However, since the process had been delayed so long, Julia had to go through the same process separately since the laws had changed. Her papers were issued on July 7, 1923.
    Illness Jul 1924  Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Inflamed tonsils 
    • Lily had the German measles, chicken pox, malaria, and flu. In 8th grade she had a serious case of scarlet fever. As a freshman in high school she had first mumps on one side, then the other. In her sophomore and junior years she had a severe case of tonsillitis, that caused breathing problems, fainting and missed days at school. In the summer after her junior year, Julie and Lonie sent money for a railroad ticket to get to Redding. This was the first train ride she could remember, and was 23 hours long. However, when she arrived in Redding, she found they had several other reasons for the trip. They had arranged for her to see a doctor. The doctor found her tonsils only left a pea sized hole for food to pass, and were dripping poison into her system. She got the surgery and several days in the hospital, thanks to her sisters that covered the bills. Ed paid for her trip to San Jose to go with Lonie to a Christian Endeavor conference.
    Education 6 Jun 1925  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    High School Graduate 
    • Being embarrassed over the spacing between her two front teeth, Lily talked with her hand over her mouth. Her last two years were on the honor roll in high school, and she enjoyed her time there. She graduated with the skills needed for office work: typing, shorthand, bookkeeping, and accounting. Her highest grade completed was the fourth year of high school.
    Lily Erhardt, high school graduate
    Lily Erhardt, high school graduate
    Employment Jul 1925  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Clark County Abstract and Title Company 
    • Just a few days before graduating high school, a fellow church member told Lily of an opening for a clerk at the Clark County Abstract and Title Company. Lily went immediately to the office and was told that they did not know of any positions coming open, but they would take her name. Lily graduated, and the whole family went to the Lewis River to spend a week camping and celebrating. A couple joined them from church and informed Lily that the Title company wanted her to report the next day if she wanted the job. She did, and at the age of 16 started working there for what would last 19 years. She kept that job right through the Depression, being the only employee that was retained. She was even put on the “must pay list” with utility bills and such, meaning the owners often received less or nothing at all, but she still got her wages.
    Lily Erhardt in Clark County Abstract office
    Lily Erhardt in Clark County Abstract office
    From Nelda Griffith's loose photos; access provided by Nelda Griffiths during visit to Clinton Macomber, Aug. 24, 2010, processed by him in Dec 2010
    Chronicle 1926  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Daniel Erhardt family gathering 
    • Most of the family (minus the married boys) got together at the folk's house.
    Daniel Erhardt family
    Daniel Erhardt family
    Lily took the photo;
    Back row: Juliette, Merle, Clara, Bill, Maud, Leona
    Front: Nelda, Dan, Leonard, Julia, Ken
    from Nelda Douthit's Small…
    Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Bill took the photo:
    Standing: Merle, Juliette, Clara, Maud
    Seated: Leona, Nelda, Lily
    from Nelda Douthit's Small Album,
    processed by Clinton…
    Daniel Erhardt's family
    Daniel Erhardt's family
    Juliette took the photo
    Standing: Leona, Lily, Bill, Clara, Julia
    Seated: Nelda, Maud, Lenny, Ken, Merle
    from Nelda Douthit's Small Album,
    processed…
    Julia and Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Julia and Daniel Erhardt's daughters
    Nelda, Juliette, Lily, Clara, Leona
    Travel 1929  Burney Falls, Burney, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visit to Burney Falls 
    • The Coleman family with Lilly and Nelda Erhardt and "Fray" went to visit Burney Falls.
    Patrick Coleman's family at Burney Falls
    Patrick Coleman's family at Burney Falls
    Rev. Patrick Coleman with wife, Lily and behind them children Billy and Patsy. To right are Lily and Nelda Erhardt and "Fray."
    Hand colored…
    Residence 1 Apr 1930  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Owned House 
    • Daniel was 56 and Julia was 52. The couple's house was worth about $4000. At home were Lily E. who was 21, and Nelda G. who was 15.
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Employment 1 Apr 1930  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Stenographer of an Abstract Office 
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Census page, Vancouver, Washington, page 10B
    Honors 25 May 1932  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Recital 
    • Nelda Erhardt assisted by Lily Erhardt put on a piano forte recital at the First Congregational Church at 8 PM. The ushers for the evening included Marie Quarnberg and Verna Silver who later became relatives.
    Nelda and Lily Erhardt recital
    Nelda and Lily Erhardt recital
    From Nelda Griffiths, processed by Clinton Macomber on July 12, 2011
    Travel Jul 1933  Silver Falls State Park, Sublimity, Marion, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vacation 
    • Lily and Nelda Erhardt along with their nephew, Ken Erhardt, took a trip with their friend, Frances Dallas.
    Ken Erhardt at Silver Falls
    Ken Erhardt at Silver Falls
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    retouched by Clinton Macomber, Dec 2010
    Eagle Creek Log Bridge
    Eagle Creek Log Bridge
    Lily and Nelda Douthit and Frances Dallas.

    from Nelda Douthit's Big Photo Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, Dec. 2010
    Erhardts at Eagle Creek
    Erhardts at Eagle Creek
    Nelda Erhardt with friend Frances Dallas and Lily Erhardt resting.

    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album,
    processed by Clinton Macomber, Dec 2010
    Ice at Silver Falls Park
    Ice at Silver Falls Park
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, Dec 2010
    Silver Falls Park Camp
    Silver Falls Park Camp
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, Dec. 2010
    Silver Falls ice
    Silver Falls ice
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, Dec. 2010
    Silver Falls View
    Silver Falls View
    from Nelda Douthit's Big Album;
    processed by Clinton Macomber, Dec 2010
    Residence 1 Apr 1935  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    House 
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 30, 2012
    Family Gathering Jul 1936  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Erhardt-Schunke Picnic 
    • Those photographed during the get-togther were:

      Daniel and Julia Erhardt and children:
      Juliette
      Leona
      Lily
      Nelda

      Merle Erhardt and son:
      Ken

      Bill and Maud Erhardt and children:
      Leno
      Nelda

      Mollie Vetter

      Emma Mead
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    Residence 1937  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    House 
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    House 
    • Daniel Erhardt was 65 years old and Julia was 62. They owned the house and it was worth $4000 (in 2010 this would equate to about $244,000). At their house was their daughter:
      Lily, 32
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 30, 2012
    Employment 1 Apr 1940  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Stenographer 
    • Was a partner of the abstract office working as its stenographer and putting in a 40 hour work week. She did not have any salary or income to report and was working 52 weeks a year.
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    Census page 2a, Vancouver, Washington
    from Ancestry.com, modified by Rev. Clinton Macomber, Apr 30, 2012
    Membership 1941  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Soroptimist Club 
    • Lily became a Soroptimist and remained a member for 50 years.
    Membership 1943  [4
    White House Conference 
    • She served on the White House Conference on Children and Youth.
    Family Gathering 14 Aug 1944  3308 East Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Anniversary Celebration 
    • The couple got newspaper coverage of their 50th wedding anniversary, having raised 9 children, of which 6 were still living. They had seven grandchildren.

      The Daniel Erhardt family gathered to celebrate Daniel and Julia's 50th wedding anniversary. This was the first time that Gloria met her cousin, Nelda, and her grandparents. It was a wonderful experience for her and a great time for the whole family to have a chance to get together. Present were:
      Daniel and Julia Erhardt
      Juliette
      Maud and Nelda Erhardt
      Edward, Mary, and Gloria Erhardt
      Lily
      Nelda and Glynn, Glenda, and Peggy Douthit
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    Travel 1948  Clermont, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Lily Quarnberg visits Uncle David 
    • Lily Quarnburg visited her Uncle David and family, seeing at least David Erhardt, Clara Kostman, Anna Mae Johnson, David (Dickie) Kostman, and Harvey Johnson.

      David like to take the children of his daughter, Anna Mae Johnson, with him, when he went places.
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    Chronicle Abt 25 Dec 1948  618 West 36th Street, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Christmas Dinner at Lily Quarnberg's 
    • Lily had her parents, sister Julia, and her brother's widow and children over for dinner.
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    Citizenship Abt 1950  [3
    Canadian border delay 
    • Although Lily was an American Citizen because her father had redeclared his citizenship in 1923, and she was a minor at the time, the Canadian border tried to hold her while trying to reenter the US on a trip with her sister Nelda and Nelda’s two daughters: Glenda and Peggy. She was born in Canada, but reported living in Vancouver, Washington as a USA citizen. But she had nothing to prove this but her voter card. She was driving her sister’s car, which had a California license plate on it, and was registered to a different last name of Douthit. Finally they did let her go, later that day.
    Chronicle 1951  2752 Lanning Avenue, Redding, Shasta, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family gathering 
    • The married Erhardt sisters got together at Glynn and Nelda's house
    Daniel Erhardt's married children
    Daniel Erhardt's married children
    Glynn & Nelda Douthit; Patrick & Leona Coleman; Harold & Lily Quarnburg; Frank & Clara Darby; Ralph and Juliette Sheppard
    Employment Apr 1956  [14
    Keynote Speaker 
    • Lily Quarnberg was the keynote opening speech speaker at the Southwestern regional conference of the Soroptimist clubs. Lily was the second vice president of the American Federation of Soroptimist Clubs.
    Honors 1958 
    Who's Who of American Women 
    • Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1958.
    Membership 1958 
    President 
    • Lily served as president of the Soroptomist Club.
    Honors 1961 
    Who's Who of American Women 
    • Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1961
    Family Gathering 11 Jun 1972  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Betty & Lyndon Long wedding 
    • Was part of the wedding party of Lyndon & Betty (Griffiths) Long
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    Family Gathering 29 Jan 1978  Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wedding 
    • Family and friends gathered for the wedding of Dan and Bonnie Kirpes at the United Methodist Church.
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    Family Gathering 26 Aug 1988  Lacey, Thurston, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joe & Becky Avery wedding 
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    Membership Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    • Lily was a member of the First Baptist Church.
    Membership Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Forum 
    • Lily served on the Vancouver community forum.
    Membership League  [4
    • Lily served on the League of Women Voters
    Membership Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Planning Commission 
    • Nearly served on the city planning commission.
    Membership YWCA  [4
    • Lily served on the Young Women's Christian Association Board of Directors.
    Residence 1992  618 West 36th Street, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Corner house 
    Residence 1993  7808 North-East 51st Street #123, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Retirement Home 
    Died 1 Oct 1994  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Parkinson's Disease 
    Obituary 4 Oct 1994  Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Park Hill Cemetery for Lily E. Quarnberg, 86, who died of Parkinson's disease Saturday, Oct. 1, 1994, in a local care center. She had been a photographer.
      Mrs. Quarnberg, born June 28, 1908, in Morris, Manitoba, Canada, had lived in Vancouver 74 years. She graduated from Vancouver High School in 1925 and attended the University of Oregon. She was a member of the Portland Symphony for several years. Mrs. Quarnberg joined the Vancouver chapter of the Soroptimist Club in 1941 and was a member for 50 years, holding local and national offices and serving as president of Soroptimist International of the Americas from 1958 to 1960.
      Mrs. Quarnberg served on the White House Conference on Children and Youth. From 1943 to 1963, she had served on the Vancouver City Planning Commission, YWCA board of directors, League of Women Voters and Vancouver Community Forum. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
      Mrs. Quarnberg was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1977.
      Survivors include a sister, Nelda Douthit of Redding, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
      Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Soroptimist Club, Box 5557, Vancouver, WA 98668.
    School University of Oregon, Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Lily took classes at the school
    Occupation Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Violinist 
    • Lily was a member of the Portland Symphony for several years.
    Name Lily Edith Quarnberg 
    Physical Description Gloria Perryman's Precious Memories  [16
    • Aunt Lily inspired me to enter many organizations and to learn all I could about how they functioned. I was so very interested in her travels and the last time I saw her she told me, as she was bed ridden, that she planned trips in her head to various countries and other places she would like to go. This helped the long nights become shorter.
    Physical Description Peggy Douthit's Precious Memories  [17
    • Always fun and friendly and made us feel so welcome on our yearly travel to Vancouver to see Grandpa Erhardt (and Grandmother I don't remember very well) and to see Aunt Lily and Uncle Harold. Loved to roll down the grassy hill in front of their house. The big treat was Aunt Lily always ready to take Glenda & I to Jantzen Beach across the river in Portland for the rides and roller coaster and Fun House. Also loved her basement and pantry filled with home-made canned goods.
    Employment Photographer  [4
    Buried 5 Oct 1994  Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Address:
    5915 East Mill Plain Boulevard 
    • Plot: J 88-1H
    Lily and Harold Quarnberg gravestone
    Lily and Harold Quarnberg gravestone
    from The Girls, 7/22/2008, www.findagrave.com;
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 5/26/2010
    Person ID I751  MacomberKin | Daniel Erhardt family, Schunke family
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Father Daniel Gotlieb Erhardt, Junior,   b. 21 Jul 1874, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1956, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Julia Schunke,   b. 18 Mar 1878, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1947, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harold M. Quarnberg,   b. 28 Aug 1905, Hazel Dell, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1977, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1942  [19
    • Lily was good friends with Harold's first wife, and when she had an "affair" with Harold, it became very difficult for her parents to endure, mostly because of the critical attacks their church made on them. Because of the church's action against her and her parents in kicking them out, she did not attend church for many years (nor did her parents). Lily still remained "Christian" and loved to tell young relatives about the Scriptures. Nelda Erhardt Griffiths learned more from her about the Bible than she ever learned in Sunday School!

      Harold was 37 and Lily 34 when they married.

      Harold's son died just after Harold and Lily were living together.
    Harold and Lily Quarnberg
    Harold and Lily Quarnberg
    retouched, Clinton Macomber, 5/23/2010
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart