Evelyn Gladys Lee

20 April 1915–8 November 2003 (Age 88)
Garrington, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada

The Life of Evelyn Gladys

When Evelyn Gladys Lee was born on 20 April 1915, in Garrington, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada, her father, Joseph Guy Brightman, was 37 and her mother, Gladys Lee, was 22. She married Elmer George Powell on 9 January 1933, in Division No. 8, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Red Deer, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada in 1926. She died on 8 November 2003, in Camrose, Camrose County No. 22, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Elmer George Powell
Evelyn Gladys Lee
Marriage: 9 January 1933
Wendell Wellyn Powell

Spouse and Children

9 January 1933
Division No. 8, Alberta, Canada


    Wendell Wellyn Powell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (1)


Age 67

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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 (1)

  • Evelyn Brightman in household of Joe Brightman, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"

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