An American Family History

Lillian Estelle Treahy Hetlich

Marston's Department Store

Lillian Estelle (Lillie) Treahy Hetlich was born August 10, 1890 in San Diego, California. Her parents were John Patrick Treahy and Matilda Jones Treahy. She was listed in the 1912-13 San Diego Directory as a clerk at the Marston Company Department Store.

She married Julian Franklin (Frank) Hetlich on November 11, 1913 in San Diego, California. Julian was born on March 7, 1891 in Western Springs, Illinois. In 1915 they lived at 3603 Maple Avenue in Los Angeles. 

HETLICH--At the residence, No. 2786 Newton avenue; Lillie E. Hetlich, wife of Frank Hetlich; sister of Mrs. R. W. Miller, Wilbur J. Treahy and Mrs. F. O. Randall of San Diego and Mrs. J. D. Miller of Seattle, Wash.;  a native of California aged 26 years, 5 months, 9 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at the chapel of Johnson-Saum Company, Fourth and Ash Streets, Tuesday; January 22, 1918, at 10 o'clock a.m. Rev. C. L. Barnes officiating. Interment at Masonic cemetery. 


Lillie died on January 19, 1918 at age 26 in San Diego, California. She lived at 2786 Newton Avenue at that time.  Internment was at the Masonic cemetery at Mt. Hope. Robert Miller, Jr. said his mother, May, said it was because she fell off a motorcycle and the large bruise on her leg turned to "cancer."  Hester Miller said they always blamed her husband for her death because "he was the motorcycle fiend, but that Lillie was the type who loved it too. It was very tragic as they did amputations on her leg twice and then it was too late to save her." They had no children. 

After her death Julian enlisted in the Navy on May 31, 1918. He married Dorothy Gladys Powell (1907-1984) He died on August 1, 1976 in Santa Barbara.



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