Lela May Dedmon

16 October 1892–29 August 1949 (Age 56)
Texas, United States

The Life of Lela May

When Lela May Dedmon was born on 16 October 1892, in Texas, United States, her father, John Thomas Dedmon, was 23 and her mother, Daisy D McCaskill, was 20. She married William Aubrey McGee on 30 November 1916, in Harris, Texas, United States. She lived in Sour Lake, Hardin, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 6, Grimes, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 29 August 1949, in Uvalde, Uvalde, Texas, United States, at the age of 56.

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William Aubrey McGee
Lela May Dedmon
Marriage: 30 November 1916

Spouse and Children

    William Aubrey McGee



30 November 1916
Harris, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Dedmon


    Daisy D McCaskill




World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 16

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Dedman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lola Dedmon in household of J T Dedmon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lelie Mae McGee in household of Aubrey McGee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lela Dedmon in household of John T Dedmon, "United States Census, 1900"

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