Melba Hortense Lee

1905–1989 (Age 84)
Pleasant Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Melba Hortense

When Melba Hortense Lee was born on 12 August 1905, in Pleasant Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, William Barkley Lee, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Helen Notman, was 21. She lived in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1989, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ipava, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Melba Hortense Lee
1905–1989
Frank Philip Karg
1906–1978

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1927

Age 22

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

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 H Lee in household of Margaret H Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba Lee in household of Margaret Notman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melba H Lee in household of William B Lee, "United States Census, 1920"

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