Viola Elizabeth Lee

Female1885–25 May 1917

Brief Life History of Viola Elizabeth

When Viola Elizabeth Lee was born in 1885, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, her father, Lewis Napoleon Bonaparte Lee, was 31 and her mother, Catherine A. Musick, was 25. She married Silsba Welch Scovel in Cottonwood, Shasta, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Adair, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Anderson, Shasta, California, United States in 1910. She died on 25 May 1917, in Cottonwood, Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Cottonwood, Shasta, California, United States.

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Silsba Welch Scovel
Viola Elizabeth Lee
Floyd S. Scovel
dau Scovel
Alvin Lewis Scovel

Sources (4)

  • Viola L Lee in household of Lewis Lee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Viola Scovill in household of Selaby Scovill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lee in entry for Floyd S Scovel, "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    Cottonwood, Shasta, California, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 6

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 11

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood or glade’.

    English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

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

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