I don't have your father in my db, but I believe this is relative to your query...
Obituary for David G. Lilly (dates not included with this; copy received from Celia F. Atkinson Potts [my mother], and dates hadn't been included when she gathered it. Darn!
From Oregon paper.
[caption under faded photo: David G. Lilly, prominent dairyman in the Forest Grove vicinity, slain Tuesday by an enraged bull.]
"DAVID G. LILLY, DAIRYMAN, GORED TO DEATH BY BULL
Gored by an enraged bull, David G. Lilly, 70, prominent Washington County Jersey breeder and dairyman, was found dead in a bull pen on his Hillside district farm Tuesday afternoon.
A hired man, going out in search of Lilly when he did not show up for his noon meal, discovered the badly torn and crushed body at 1:15 o'clock. According to Coroner Fred J. Sewell, who investigated the death, Lilly had been dead for several hours. He was last seen alive by his hired man at 8:15 o'clock that morning.
Funeral services will be held at the Forest Grove Undertaking chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in Gales Creek cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Brady of Forest Grove; a son, Dr. Virgil Lilly of West Virginia; a brother, Joseph Lilly of Washougal, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hines and Mrs. Esther H. Hundly of Gales Creek; also two grandchildren.
D. G. Lilly was known throughout Washingting Conty for his dairying activities. He had been president of the Independent Milk Producers, whith headquarters at Portland, since that organization was established and he was associated with the federal land bank system.
David G. Lilly was born in West Virginia, March 31, 1870. He came to Washington County about 50 years ago, and had resided in the Forest Grove vicinity for most of that time. He was married on December 23, 1899, to Pearl Newberry, who preceded him in death in 1936."
I have this David Green LILLY listed as a s/o Rev. David A. LILLY and his third wife, Martha Jane Walker MEADOR. Rev. LILLY and Martha J. W. WALKER were married on 20 Aug 1865 in Mercer Co., WV.
This Rev. LILLY was a s/o my direct ancestors, Robert LILLY & Mary Margaret CADLE. Martha Jane Walker MEADOR was d/o Green W. MEADOR & Emily M. WALKER.
1850 Census, Mercer Co., (W)VA:
Green W. 35M Farmer 1400 VA
Martha J. 13F
Judith F. 12F
Vashti [L.? J.?] 10F
Marinda C. 8F
Green W. 6M
Emily C. 4F
1860 Census, Mercer Co., (W)VA
15 Sept 1860, p. 154
Green U. 45Mw farmer $4500/963 VA
Emily 46F wife VA
Martha J. 23F domestic VA
Vashti 20F serving VA
Marinda S. 18F serving VA
Green U. 16M serving VA
Ruth A. 8F VA
John E. 6M VA
Emaline 2F VA
George V. 8/12 VA
Emily C. 14F VA
Elizabeth A. 12F VA
Virginia P. 10F VA
William M. 5M VA
1870 Mercer Co., Census:
Martha J. Lilly.....33F
David G. Lilly.....March 2/12M
Robert P. Lilly.....23M
William H. Lilly.....32M
Walter R. Lilly.....20M
Information from Lilly Family History, 1980 ed, p. 27 and following:
"The migraton west of the David Lilly family began November 23, 1875. On this date, the Lilly family left their home (now known as the Lane Place) near Mt. View and stayed all night at Green Meador's place on Bluestone River. On November 24, in the afternoon, they went to Hinton on a bateau (a flatbottom boat). This took them down Blueston and New River to get to Hinton. On November 25, they boarded the train at Hinton and arrived in Kansas City, Kansas on November 28, 1875.
The Lilly family left Kansas for Oregon on May 18, 1882 and arrived in Portland, Oregon, on May 26, 1882. David Lilly brought with him his fourth wife and three daughters, three unmarried sons by his third wife and four married sons by his first wife. These married sons, all having families, settled with their father on Gales Creek, about 35 miles west of Portland. They lived on farms, except Nick, who opened the first pioneer country store in the area. Walter set out the first prune orchard in the valley. Jimmy and Rob lived on farms and all the sons lived within three miles of their father. The three daughters were: Ellen, Emma and Esther; the unmarried sons were: Green, Joe, and Edd. The youngest, Mrs. Esther Lilly Hundley, lived in the same house David Lilly built on Gales Creek in 1882 until her death in 1967.
Rev. David Lilly preached the first sermon that was preached on Gales Creek out under the trees until a church was built. This was in 1883 and soon after, he was pastor for many years of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church."