Jessie Leola Tackett

31 March 1915–1 April 2015 (Age 100)
Graham, Young, Texas, United States

The Life of Jessie Leola

When Jessie Leola Tackett was born on 31 March 1915, in Graham, Young, Texas, United States, her father, Jesse Powers Tackett, was 23 and her mother, Willie Lee Garvin, was 19. She married Bruce Hoover Scott on 1 June 1939. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Graham, Jasper, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Smith, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 1 April 2015, in Plano, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Young, Texas, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Bruce Hoover Scott
Jessie Leola Tackett
Marriage: 1 June 1939
Stephen Bruce Scott
Walter Powers Scott

Spouse and Children

1 June 1939


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational name from a place called Tecket in North Tyndale.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Leola Scott in household of Bruce Scott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leola Scott in household of Bruce Scott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leola Tackett in household of J P Tackett, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.