Georgia Catherine Lee

26 April 1928–12 May 2003 (Age 75)
Powersburg, Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Georgia Catherine

When Georgia Catherine Lee was born on 26 April 1928, in Powersburg, Wayne, Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas Harrison Lee, was 37 and her mother, Eliza Anna Guffey, was 34. She married Gilbert Lee Kennedy on 6 April 1945, in Henry, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Harrison Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1940 and New Castle, Henry Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1945. She died on 12 May 2003, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wayne, Kentucky, United States.

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Gilbert Lee Kennedy
Georgia Catherine Lee
Marriage: 6 April 1945
William Bruce Kennedy

Spouse and Children

6 April 1945
Henry, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 8

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Georgie Lee in household of Willie Hancock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Georgia Lee in household of Harrison Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Georgie Lee in entry for Elmer David Neal and Donna Lee Kennedy, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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