I’m a bit confused about Lily and her relationship to the Flower family.
Lily is buried in the center of the Flower family plot in Jewish Graceland Cemetery on Chicago’s north side.
There is a record of her death on FamilySearch that seems to confirm her parents are the people named on the largest headstone in the same family plot.
But the birthdate on her headstone and the birthdate on the death record are different.
The 1880 census should help clarify which date is correct, but instead it adds to the confusion. There is no one in the family that fits the known facts about Lily who, in 1880, would be a six year old girl.
I wondered if birth records were available in Detroit in 1874 or 1875. FamilySearch came through here too, but again the plot thickened.
The possibilities for Lily’s date of birth have now risen to three.
If Lily was a leaf in your family tree, what would you do next?