Clifford Taylor Lee

29 December 1896–1 April 1982 (Age 85)
Wayne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Clifford Taylor

When Clifford Taylor Lee was born on 29 December 1896, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Newton Lee, was 39 and his mother, Martha Jane Creecy, was 37. He married Rosa Bell Ray on 24 December 1916, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 7, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 1 April 1982, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sims Ridge, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States.

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Clifford Taylor Lee
Rosa Bell Ray
Marriage: 24 December 1916
Clyde Lee
Lillie Mae Lee
Barney Lee Lee
Berthil Lee
Mamye Lee
James Edward Lee
Grace K Lee
Edgar Marshall Lee
Dells Lee
Rochell Lee
Paulene Lee

Spouse and Children

24 December 1916
Wayne, Tennessee, United States


    Clyde Lee



    Barney Lee Lee


    Berthil Lee


    Mamye Lee


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Newton Lee


    Martha Jane Creecy




    Dora Alice Lee


    Leora A Lee



    Author Lee



+6 More Children

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Clifford Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clifford Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clifford Lee, "United States Census, 1940"

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