Erma A. Colee

13 April 1912–1954 (Age 41)
Lake Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Erma A.

When Erma A. Colee was born on 13 April 1912, in Lake Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States, her father, Earl Colee, was 26 and her mother, Sudie L Crain, was 20. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Harris Holland Hughes. She lived in Pocahontas, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Roosevelt Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1954, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Harris Holland Hughes
Erma A. Colee
Harris Kenneth Hughes
Kermit Jean Hughes
John W Hughes
Shirley M Hughes
Margaret Susann Hughes
Jerry Hughes

Spouse and Children

    Harris Holland Hughes






    Kermit Jean Hughes


    John W Hughes


    Shirley M Hughes


    Margaret Susann Hughes


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Barthelma Colee



    Donald Albert Colee



    Evelyn Margie Colee


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 14

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; possibly an altered spelling of English Coley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Erma Colee, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Erma Colee in household of Earl Colee, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ermia Hughes in household of Harris Hughes, "United States Census, 1940"

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