Melba Lee

1922–2000 (Age 78)
Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States

The Life of Melba

When Melba Lee was born on 13 September 1922, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, her father, Clarence Dickson Lee, was 26 and her mother, Edith Grace Lowe, was 26. She married Marcell Claire Sparrow on 5 September 1942, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 24 December 2000, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melba Lee
1922–2000
Marcell Claire Sparrow
1922–2004
Marriage: 5 September 1942
Sharon Lee Sparrow
1943–2019
Ronald Allen Sparrow
1946–1946

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
5 September 1942
Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed

Age 2

"After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 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’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melba Lee in household of Clarence Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melba Lee in household of Clarence Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba Lee in entry for Robert Allen Sparrow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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