Erma Esther Skaggs

4 October 1895–27 August 1980 (Age 84)
California, United States

The Life of Erma Esther

When Erma Esther Skaggs was born on 4 October 1895, in California, United States, her father, George Edgar Skaggs, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Ann Ragle, was 29. She married Ira Joseph Lease on 8 October 1913, in Madera, Madera, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Madera, Madera, California, United States for about 10 years and Judicial Township 3, Madera, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 August 1980, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Madera, Madera, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Joseph Lease
Erma Esther Skaggs
Marriage: 8 October 1913
Margaret L Lease

Spouse and Children

8 October 1913
Madera, Madera, California, United States


    Margaret L Lease


Parents and Siblings

    George Edgar Skaggs


    Margaret Ann Ragle




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Skegg, which Reaney and Wilson describe as a nickname from Old Norse skegg ‘beard’; curiously, though, the modern surname occurs chiefly in Hertfordshire, with very little evidence of it in the north, where it might be expected to be concentrated.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irma E Lease in household of Ira J Lease, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Erma Lease in household of Ira Lease, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Erma Lease in household of Ira Lease, "United States Census, 1940"

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