Vera Mae Lee

5 November 1896–30 August 1985 (Age 88)
Red Oak, Ellis, Texas, United States

The Life of Vera Mae

When Vera Mae Lee was born on 5 November 1896, in Red Oak, Ellis, Texas, United States, her father, John Abner Lee, was 34 and her mother, Emma Ruth Haynes, was 24. She married Oscar Womack Morehead on 15 February 1920, in White Deer, Carson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ochiltree, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Roberts, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 30 August 1985, in Canadian, Hemphill, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Womack Morehead
Vera Mae Lee
Marriage: 15 February 1920
John Oscar Morehead
Mildred Ruth Morehead
Walton Edwin Morehead
Ava Lee Morehead
Marshall Glenn Morehead
Carrie Virginia Morehead
James Charles Morehead

Spouse and Children

15 February 1920
White Deer, Carson, Texas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Abner Lee





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vera L Morehead, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vera Morehead in household of I W Morehead, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vera L Morehead in household of Oscar W Morehead, "United States Census, 1930"

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