Harold Ernest Lee

1927–2002 (Age 74)
Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Harold Ernest

Harold Ernest Lee was born on 6 June 1927, in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States. He died on 20 January 2002, at the age of 74.

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World Events (3)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1959 · Research Triangle Park Opens

Age 32

High-tech growth happened when in 1959 the research triangle park was opened. The park goes between Raleigh, Burham, and Chapel Hill.

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 (2)

  • Harold E. Lee in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • Harold Earnest Lee in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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