Melba Norene Lee

1914–1941 (Age 27)
Lebanon, Graham, Arizona, United States

The Life of Melba Norene

When Melba Norene Lee was born on 4 April 1914, in Lebanon, Graham, Arizona, United States, her father, Hyrum Doyle Lee, was 28 and her mother, Nellie Hamblin, was 20. She married Edward Eugene Bessette Hendricks on 24 August 1933, in Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1930. She died on 11 May 1941, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melba Norene Lee
Edward Eugene Bessette Hendricks
Marriage: 24 August 1933
John Eugene Hendricks
Melvin Lee Hendricks
Nellie Jo Hendricks

Spouse & Children

24 August 1933
Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 9

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

Story Highlight

Nellie Hamblin

NELLIE HAMBLIN by Velma Jepson [Nellie Hamblin Lee Burk, daughter of Joseph E.Hamblin and Nancy May Rogers. Her writing did not do much in the way of complete sentence structure. It appears that M …

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Sources (3)

  • Melba Lee in household of Doyle Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melba N Lee in household of Doyle H Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba Hendricks in household of Edward Hendricks, "United States Census, 1940"

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