Robert Edgar Lee Estes

Male6 January 1864–30 January 1941

Brief Life History of Robert Edgar Lee

When Robert Edgar Lee Estes was born on 6 January 1864, in Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Sealy Estes, was 51 and his mother, Martha Ann Jones, was 37. He married Emily Elizabeth Hopper on 19 September 1886, in Milam Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Grant, New Mexico, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 9 Redrock, Grant, New Mexico, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1941, at the age of 77, and was buried in Magdalena, Socorro, New Mexico, United States.

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Robert Edgar Lee Estes
Emily Elizabeth Hopper
Marriage: 19 September 1886
Seely O. Estes
July G Estes
Leta Estes
Frank Lesley Estes
Elbert Collins Estes
Albert C. Estes
Gene Estes
Cora Estes
Richard Ashby Estes
Leta Estes
Emily Ellen Estes
Collins Estes
Lela Mae Estes
Eugene W. Estes

Sources (16)

  • Edd Estes in entry for Estes, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Robert E T Estes in household of Albert C Estes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • R E L Estes in entry for R H McCord and Lela Estes, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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  • Marriage
    19 September 1886Milam Land District, Texas, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

    Age 1

    "On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""


    Age 22

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English est ‘east’, denoting someone ‘from the east’ or someone living in the eastern part of a village or settlement. Today the name is still pronounced as two syllables, as it was in medieval times.

    History: This name was brought to New England by Matthew (1645–1723) and Richard (born 1647) Estes, sons of Robert and Dorothy Estes of Dover, England. Probably unconnected is the founder of the VA and TN family of this name, Benjamin Estes (born 1736 in VA; died 1811 in TN).

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

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