Florence Lilian Pelton Patterson says in her Pelton Jarvis book, "Lily w as tall, with black hair and blue eyes - a striking combination. she w as a tremendous worker, brought up five children practically single-hand ed as her husband was away from April to December each year. She made a ll the children's clothing - the boys suits out of their father's - did t he papering, had a large garden from which she did a great deal of cannin g, etc. In addition, she took part in the church work and when her husba nd was home, they had an active social life playing cards and dancing. S he lived at 120 Kathleen Avenue, Sarina, from about 1916 until 1969 when s he moved to Toronto to make her home with her daughter, Doris."