Melba Lee

1925–1985 (Age 59)
Evergreen Cemetery, Stanton, Martin, Texas, United States

The Life of Melba

When Melba Lee was born on 15 August 1925, her father, Hugh Roy Lee, was 23 and her mother, Eithel Belle Matney, was 22. She married Earl Monroe Kirkpatrick on 25 July 1972, in Gillespie, Texas, United States. She lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 21 April 1985, at the age of 59, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Stanton, Martin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melba Lee
Earl Monroe Kirkpatrick
Marriage: 25 July 1972

Spouse & Children

25 July 1972
Gillespie, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1925–1985Female

  • Wanda Bella Lee King


  • Wilma Frances Lee


World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 16

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melva A Lee in household of Hugh R Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba Lee in household of Hugh Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Kirkpatrick in entry for Earl Munrow Kirkpatrick, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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