Esther Frances Lee

1901–1994 (Age 93)
Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Esther Frances

When Esther Frances Lee was born on 5 September 1901, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Jeffers Lee, was 43 and her mother, Joanna A Betts, was 37. She lived in Civil District 20, Weakley, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 September 1994, in Southern Pines, Moore, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jeffers Lee
Joanna A Betts
Sarah J. Lee
William Isaac Lee
Andrew Claud Lee
Charles B. Lee
Oscar Virgil Lee
Roy Herbert Lee
Esther Frances Lee
Alton D Lee
Joe Carter Lee

Parents and Siblings

    William Jeffers Lee


    Joanna A Betts




    Sarah J. Lee




    Charles B. Lee


    Oscar Virgil Lee


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 17

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Essie Lee in household of William J Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Essie Lee in household of William J Lee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ester Frances Lee, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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