Minnie Lucille Bright

1897–1927 (Age 30)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Minnie Lucille

When Minnie Lucille Bright was born on 14 March 1897, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Henderson Bright, was 29 and her mother, Julia Ann Lewis, was 21. She married Jessie Leonard Perkey before 1919, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Knox, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 April 1927, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Halls Crossroads, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Minnie Lucille Bright
Jessie Leonard Perkey
Marriage: before 1919
Lothada Marie Perkey
Billie Elsie Lutrilla Perkey

Spouse & Children

before 1919
Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 7

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 9

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Minnie Bright in household of Henderson H Bright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minnie Bright in household of James H Bright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lucille Perkey, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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