Lee Roy Armitage

15 March 1898–January 1995 (Age 96)
Greenville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lee Roy

When Lee Roy Armitage was born on 15 March 1898, in Greenville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, David Wayne Armitage, was 16 and his mother, Ina May Morrison, was 19. He married Olive Aldine Young on 26 December 1925, in Canadian, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 5, Greene, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in January 1995, in Yuba City, Sutter, California, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Sutter, Sutter, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lee Roy Armitage
Olive Aldine Young
Marriage: 26 December 1925
Margaret Joyce Armitage
Donell Armitage
Robert Armitage

Spouse and Children


    Olive Aldine Young


26 December 1925
Canadian, Oklahoma, United States


    Margaret Joyce Armitage


    Donell Armitage


    Robert Armitage


Parents and Siblings

    David Wayne Armitage


    Ina May Morrison





    David Howell Hal Armitage


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 2

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 27

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English, Old French (h)ermitage ‘hermitage’ (a derivative of Old French (h)ermite ‘hermit’), or a habitational name from a place named with this word. The name is very common in Yorkshire, where it has been traced to Hermitage Bridge, a locality in Almondbury, near Huddersfield.

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy L Armitage in household of David W Armitage, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lee Armitage, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lee Armitage, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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