Othela Texanna Lee

9 September 1885–11 September 1956 (Age 71)
Whitmire, Newberry, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Othela Texanna

When Othela Texanna Lee was born on 9 September 1885, in Whitmire, Newberry, South Carolina, United States, her father, Green Jonathan Lee, was 43 and her mother, Martha Mattie Hannah Phillips, was 40. She married James Henry Whitmire on 18 December 1898. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Hunter Township, Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 11 September 1956, in Greenwood, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Rosemont Cemetery, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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James Henry Whitmire
Othela Texanna Lee
Marriage: 18 December 1898
Marvin Brown Whitmire

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18 December 1898


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Age 1

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Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Othella Whitemire in household of James H Whitemire, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elliott L Whitmire in household of James H Whitmire, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Othella N Lee in household of Green J Lee, "United States Census, 1910"

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