Gussie Lee Barnett

1870–1953 (Age 82)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Gussie Lee

When Gussie Lee Barnett was born on 26 October 1870, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Augustus Carroll Barnett, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Nix, was 16. She married James Wesley Phebus on 16 May 1915, in Perry, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Perry, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 12 February 1953, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Perry, Tennessee, United States.

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Gussie Lee Barnett
James Wesley Phebus
Marriage: 16 May 1915

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  • Female1870–1953Female

  • James Wesley Phebus


16 May 1915
Perry, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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

English:1. habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn’, ‘to set light to’). 2. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gussie Phebus in household of Ernest Barnett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gussie Phebus in household of J Wesley Phebus, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gussie L Daniels in household of William T Daniels, "United States Census, 1910"

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