Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth


Is Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth Dead or Still Alive? Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth Birthday and Date of Death

Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth

Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth Death

Lillian passed away on January 2, 1972 at the age of 93 in Phoenix Maricopa County Arizona, USA.

Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth death quick facts:
  • When did Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth die?

    January 2, 1972
  • How old was Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth when died?

  • Where did Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth die? What was the location of death?

    Phoenix Maricopa County Arizona, USA

Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth Birthday and Date of Death

Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth was born on May 24, 1878 and died on January 2, 1972. Lillian was 93 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: May 24, 1878
Date of Death: January 2, 1972
Age at Death: 93

Is Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth's father, William Moller, dead or alive?

William Moller's information is not available now.

Is Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth's mother, Anna Delger, dead or alive?

Anna Delger's information is not available now.

Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth - Biography

Psychologist and Engineer. She was born Lillie Evelyn Moller changing her name to Lillian when in college believing the name more dignified. She married Frank Bunker Gilbreth on Oct 19, 1904. They were the parents of 12 children, 11 surviving to adulthood. Following their marriage, Frank started a consulting business called Gilbreth, Inc to perform time and motion studies with Lillian working at his side. Son Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr and daughter Ernestine Gilbreth Carey co-authored the books about their family life, "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Belles on Their Toes". She was the daughter of William Moller and Anna Delger . She obtained her BA (1900) and MA (1902) in Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and she received a doctorate in psychology from Brown University in 1915. She received numerous honorary degrees from universities such as Princeton and the University of Michigan. She and husband Frank pioneered industrial management techniques still in use today that brought worldwide reform and innovation to labor-management relations. They developed the method of time and motion study in the efficiency of industry workers. Frank was concerned with the technical aspects of worker efficiency, while Lillian was concerned with the human aspects of time management. While Frank is considered by many to be the Father of Management Engineering, Lillian is considered by many to be the Mother of Modern Management or sometimes the First Lady of Engineering. Following Frank's death in 1924, Lillian assumed the presidency of Gilbreth, Inc and continued their work on efficiency in the workplace. In 1935 she went to Purdue as a professor of management and the first female professor in the engineering school. In 1950, she was named an Honorary Member Recipient in American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1966, she won the Hoover Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1984, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in her honor - the first female psycholgist so honored. In 1995 she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She along with husband Frank have a permanent exhibit in The Smithsonian National Museum of American History and her portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. Family links: Parents: William Moller (1845 - 1923) Annie Delger Moller (1854 - 1930) Spouse: Frank Bunker Gilbreth (1868 - 1924) Children: Anne Moller Gilbreth Barney (1905 - 1987)* Mary Elizabeth Gilbreth (1906 - 1912)* Ernestine Moller Gilbreth Carey (1908 - 2006)* Martha Bunker Gilbreth Tallman (1909 - 1968)* Frank Bunker Gilbreth (1911 - 2001)* William Moller Gilbreth (1912 - 1990)* Lillian Gilbreth Johnson (1914 - 2001)* Infant Daughter Gilbreth (1915 - 1915)* Frederick Moller Gilbreth (1916 - 2015)* Daniel Bunker Gilbreth (1917 - 2006)* John Moller Gilbreth (1919 - 2002)* Robert Moller Gilbreth (1920 - 2007)* Jane Moller Gilbreth Heppes (1922 - 2006)* Siblings: Anna Adelaide Moller (1874 - 1874)* Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (1878 - 1972) Gertrude Wilhemina Moller (1880 - 1969)* Elinor Matilda Moller (1884 - 1970)* Josephine Elizabeth Moller Van Horn (1886 - 1960)* Mabel Johanna Moller (1888 - 1965)* Frederick John Moller (1891 - 1938)* Frank Delger Moller (1897 - 1982)* *Calculated relationship Burial:Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.Specifically: ashes were scattered in the waters off Nantucket. Created by: ebossRecord added: Oct 07, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 30391704