Roy Lee Reese

13 August 1909–24 May 1985 (Age 75)
Comanche, Texas, United States

The Life of Roy Lee

When Roy Lee Reese was born on 13 August 1909, in Comanche, Texas, United States, his father, Johnathan W Reese, was 39 and his mother, Orpha Louise Norwood, was 29. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 24 May 1985, in Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sardis Cemetery, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Johnathan W Reese
Orpha Louise Norwood
Robert Wilson Reese
William E Reese
Lester Martin Reese
Roy Lee Reese
Arvil Loyd Reese
Fay Reese
George Bufford 'Jack' Reese

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 5

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Rīs ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder , who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance.2 North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.3 German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray Reese in household of Jonathan W Reese, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Lee Reese in entry for Howard Reese, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Roy Lloyd Reese, "Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955"

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