Lillian Nancy Gilbert, daughter of David Wait Gilbert and his wife Sarah Jane (Bush), was born in West Brookfield on Oct. 25, 1866. The family moved to Boylston by 1869 and to Worcester by 1880.
Lillian married Artliff F. Dunkerton in Worcester on March 15, 1888. The couple had three children. Artliff died between 1900 and 1910, but Lillian was still living in 1930 when she was enumerated in the census with the family of her son Charles in Auburn.