Melba Mary Lee

1917–2009 (Age 92)
Louisiana, United States

The Life of Melba Mary

When Melba Mary Lee was born on 20 October 1917, in Louisiana, United States, her father, Clarence Leonard Lee, was 37 and her mother, Marie Amilda Gibson, was 32. She lived in Ward Two, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 December 2009, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Jennings, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melba Mary Lee
1917–2009
Lawrence Placide LeGros
1914–2010

Spouse & Children

  • Female1917–2009Female

  • Lawrence Placide LeGros

    Male1914–2010Male

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1941

Age 24

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)

  • Melba Lee in household of Clarance Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Milba Lee in household of Clarence Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melba Lee in household of Clarence L Lee, "United States Census, 1930"

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