Retha Lee Pierce

7 August 1915–4 April 1994 (Age 78)
Alma, Bacon, Georgia, United States

The Life of Retha Lee

When Retha Lee Pierce was born on 7 August 1915, in Alma, Bacon, Georgia, United States, her father, John Arthur Pierce, was 25 and her mother, Ruth Deen, was 22. She lived in District 1731, Bacon, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 April 1994, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

John Arthur Pierce
1889–1951
Ruth Deen
1893–1969
Idus Pierce
1909–1909
Idus Garrett Pierce
1910–1992
Bertie Creola Pierce
1913–2001
Retha Lee Pierce
1915–1994
Sarah Ola Pierce
1917–1919
Opal Malinda Pierce
1917–2010
Hubert Ulys 'Bill' Pierce
1920–1994
Esther Ruth Pierce
1922–2011
John Roland "Pat" Pierce
1925–1948
Lydia Marie Pierce
1927–2012
William Jennings " Shack" Pierce
1933–1979
Henry Daniel Pierce
1936–1957

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 7

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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  • Retha Pierce in household of John A Pierce, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Retha Pierce in household of John A Pierce, "United States Census, 1930"

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