Jane Marie Monica Lees

23 November 1913–10 February 1996 (Age 82)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Jane Marie Monica

When Jane Marie Monica Lees was born on 23 November 1913, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Rev Denzil Clarke Lees, was 29 and her mother, Monica Daisy Lloyd, was 28. She married Chester Lea Malcolm on 4 April 1931, in Orange, California, United States. She died on 10 February 1996, in Hemet, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Chester Lea Malcolm
Jane Marie Monica Lees
Marriage: 4 April 1931

Spouse and Children

4 April 1931
Orange, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Rev Denzil Clarke Lees


    Monica Daisy Lloyd




World Events (8)

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 4

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 28

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields’, ‘arable land’, plural of lee ( see Lee ), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Old English lǣs).2 English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of lēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’.3 English: variant spelling of Leece 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Lees in household of Monica Lees, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jane M M Lees in household of Denzil K Lees, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jane M Looney in household of Monica D Lees, "United States Census, 1940"

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