Nellie Levida Lee

6 April 1903–29 April 1986 (Age 83)
Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Nellie Levida

When Nellie Levida Lee was born on 6 April 1903, in Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, her father, August Leonard Lee, was 33 and her mother, Wilhelmina Marie Iverson, was 30. She married Enebo J Peterson on 21 April 1928, in Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States. She died on 29 April 1986, in Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Enebo J Peterson
Nellie Levida Lee
Marriage: 21 April 1928

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    Enebo J Peterson



21 April 1928
Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 3

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 24

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).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Nellie Levida Lee - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Nellie Levida Lee

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