Mellie Marie Graham

25 January 1922–7 March 1999 (Age 77)
Oak Grove, Lamar, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mellie Marie

When Mellie Marie Graham was born on 25 January 1922, in Oak Grove, Lamar, Mississippi, United States, her father, Lenard Clifton Graham, was 24 and her mother, Adella Chambliss, was 23. She married James Otis Lee Sr. on 23 March 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 7 March 1999, in Petal, Forrest, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Moselle, Jones, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Otis Lee Sr.
Mellie Marie Graham
Marriage: 23 March 1937
Linda Joyce Lee
Evelyn Doris Lee
James Otis Lee Jr.

Spouse and Children

23 March 1937
Forest, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 3

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Mellie Marie Graham Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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