Eliza Wyche "Lillie" Hitchcock was born August 23, 1843 in West Point, New York to Dr. Charles and Martha Hitchcock. The three came to California in 1851. Lillie married Benjamin Howard Coit November 19, 1868 in San Francisco; he died in 1885. After 1904 Lillie lived in Paris, and traveled. In 1923 she returned to San Francisco, where she died July 22, 1929.
From the description of Lillie Hitchcock Coit diary, 1872 January 1-1872 March 18. (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 526903874
Came to San Francisco with her parents in 1851. Became the mascot for the "Knickerbocker 5" fire fighters. One third of her fortune was left to the city of San Francisco, and using this money, Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill was constructed.
From the description of Lillie Hitchcock Coit Collection, 1865-1880. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 58746686