Twenty-two years ago today my maternal grandfather, Lloyd Pierson Still, passed away. May His Memory Be Eternal.
My grandfather was born on 24 March 1914 to Pierson George and Mary Kilpatrick Still. His mom immigrated from
His mother died in childbirth when he was just three, leaving his father to raise two boys on his own. A housekeeper was brought in by name of Edith Maltby. I know little else of her. The family lived in East Marlborough,
I have no clue how my grandparents actually met. I’ve asked several cousins and am hoping one of them heard a story or recalls something. On 21 October 1939 he married my grandmother, Mary Rose Welsh of Phoenixville. They had three children: Aunt Kitty (Mary Kathleen), my mom (Barbara Lorraine), and my Uncle Tom (Thomas Garrett).
In 1940, according to the Census, he was a paper hanger and worked for his uncle. At some point he went into business for himself. My grandmother used to always talk about his painting business when they lived in Unionville, somewhere near the cemetery. From 1956 until he retired in 1979, he was a painting foreman at
He died of emphysema at the
My grandfather was buried at St. Patrick’s RC Cemetery in