Grace Lee Bourne

Brief Life History of Grace Lee

When Grace Lee Bourne was born on 20 August 1898, in Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Lee Bourne, was 28 and her mother, Florence Columbus Dowling, was 27. She had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Lonnie Eli Leath. She lived in Sulphur Springs District, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. She died on 26 March 1968, in Fries, Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Galax, Virginia, United States.

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Lonnie Eli Leath
Grace Lee Bourne
Manrania Leath
Monrovia Vera Leath
Marshall Foley Leath
Florence Leath
Eunilee Alpha Leath
Calvin Arthur Leath
Rhudy Edd Leath
Fred Alvin Leath

Sources (22)

  • Gracie L Leath, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Gracie Lee Leath, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Gracie Bourne in entry for Robert Bourne and Florence Leath, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from southern Middle English bourne, Old English burna, burne ‘spring, stream’, or a habitational name from a place called with this word, for example Bourn in Cambridgeshire or Bourne in Lincolnshire. In surnames the reference is often to an old stream called burna, surviving as the name of a farm. This word was replaced as the general word for a stream in southern dialects by Old English brōc (see Brook ) and came to be restricted in meaning to a stream flowing only intermittently, especially in winter.

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

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