Lee Robert Bright

1894–1976 (Age 81)
Powell, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lee Robert

When Lee Robert Bright was born on 21 December 1894, in Powell, Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Henderson Bright, was 27 and his mother, Julia Ann Lewis, was 19. He married Ruth S. about 1928, in Tennessee, United States. He died on 7 August 1976, in Corryton, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Lee Robert Bright
1894–1976
Ruth S.
1902–1980
Marriage: about 1928

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1928
Tennessee, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Lee Bright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lee R Bright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert L Bright in household of James H Bright, "United States Census, 1900"

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