Melba Sue Lee

1922–1997 (Age 75)
Monterey, Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Melba Sue

When Melba Sue Lee was born on 11 February 1922, in Monterey, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, her father, Earl Cummings Lee, was 25 and her mother, Ruth Alice Swallows, was 23. She lived in Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 24 December 1997, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Cummings Lee
1896–1951
Ruth Alice Swallows
1898–1994
Emogene Lee
1918–1993
Melba Sue Lee
1922–1997

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(2)

  • Emogene Lee

    Female1918–1993Female

  • Female1922–1997Female

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 9

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 S Lee in household of Earl Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba S Mccowan, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Melba Sue Lee McCowan, "Find A Grave Index"

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