Lela Justice

about 1878–
Macon, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Lela

When Lela Justice was born about 1878, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Humphrey Justice, was 33 and her mother, Pheba Jane Peek, was 28. She married Garland about 1898, in Macon, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Smithbridge Township, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1900.

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Lela Justice
Marriage: about 1898

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  • Marriage
    about 1898Macon, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 19
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 31
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English justice, justis(e) ‘judicial officer; judge’, Old French justise, justice ‘uprightness; equity; vindication of right; court of justice; judge’, Latin iustitia, a derivative of iustus (see Just ).African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above, because of its literal meaning in English ‘uprightness; equity; vindication of right’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (1)

    • Eila J Justise in household of Samual Justise, "United States Census, 1900"

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