Minnie Lee Stevens

20 May 1891–26 March 1964 (Age 72)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Minnie Lee

When Minnie Lee Stevens was born on 20 May 1891, in Mississippi, United States, her father, William Alvin Stevens, was 31 and her mother, Sophronia Jackson, was 31. She married Jesse Joe Bowden on 21 December 1913, in Tate, Mississippi, United States. She lived in Beat 3, Tate, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 March 1964, at the age of 72.

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Jesse Joe Bowden
Minnie Lee Stevens
Marriage: 21 December 1913

Spouse and Children

    Jesse Joe Bowden



21 December 1913
Tate, Mississippi, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Alvin Stevens


    Sophronia Jackson




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 16

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie *Den in household of William Stevens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnie Stevens in household of Will Stevens, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie L Stevens in household of William A Stevens, "United States Census, 1910"

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