Oscar Lee Percy

20 November 1900–26 May 1974 (Age 73)
Charles City County, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Oscar Lee

Oscar Lee Percy was born on 20 November 1900, in Charles City County, Virginia, United States as the son of Charles Percy and Frances Percy. He married Eliza F Crew on 22 November 1924, in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Harrison District, Charles City County, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 May 1974, at the age of 73, and was buried in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States.

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Oscar Lee Percy
Eliza F Crew
Marriage: 22 November 1924
Kemp L Percy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1924Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank
    Age 1
    Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
    Age 20
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin):nickname from Old French percehaie ‘pierce hedge’ (Old French percer ‘to pierce, penetrate’ + haie ‘hedge, fence’), perhaps with the sense of someone breaking into an enclosure. Percehaie is the name of one of the sons of the foxes Renart and Hermeline in the medieval French epic Roman de Renart, whose earliest known version is from the 1170s. The surname is older than that, but it may originate in a nickname for the fox as ‘enclosure piercer’, perhaps amounting to ‘chicken thief’.habitational name from any of several places called Percy in Calvados, Eure, and Manche; William de Perci, the Domesday tenant-in-chief and under-tenant of Hugh, Earl of Chester, came from either Percy-en-Auge (Eure) or Percy (Manche).

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Oscar Percy, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Oscar Percy, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
    • Oscar Percy, "United States Census, 1940"

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