Melba Marie Lee

1915–2010 (Age 95)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Melba Marie

When Melba Marie Lee was born on 26 July 1915, in Tennessee, United States, her father, William Thomas Lee, was 31 and her mother, Carrie Leah Taylor, was 26. She married Raymond Lee Murray in 1947. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 2, Bradley, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Bradley, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 14 September 2010, in Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Prospect, Bradley, Tennessee, United States.

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Melba Marie Lee
Raymond Lee Murray
Marriage: 1947
Alice Murray

Spouse & Children



  • Alice Murray


Parents & Siblings



  • Clyde F. Lee


  • Female1915–2010Female

  • Male1922–1980Male

  • James Fred Lee


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.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 16

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melba M Lee in household of Thomas W Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mabel M Lee in household of Tom W Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melba Lee Murray in entry for Mr Raymond L Murray, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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