Jesse Vernile Lee

19 March 1880–31 July 1961 (Age 81)
Freestone, Texas, United States

The Life of Jesse Vernile

When Jesse Vernile Lee was born on 19 March 1880, in Freestone, Texas, United States, his father, Robert Edward Lee, was 33 and his mother, Huldah Katherine Bounds, was 22. He married Bessie Gertrude Bevill on 30 September 1900, in Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 5, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 31 July 1961, in Wortham, Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wortham, Freestone, Texas, United States.

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Jesse Vernile Lee
Bessie Gertrude Bevill
Marriage: 30 September 1900
Lenora Lee
Clyde Vernon Lee

Spouse and Children

30 September 1900
Navarro, Texas, United States



    Clyde Vernon Lee


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Edward Lee


    Huldah Katherine Bounds





    Melissa Ann Lee


    Thomas Allen Lee



    James Walton Lee


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Vemile J Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessie V Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie V Lee, "United States Census, 1930"

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