Melinda R Lee

1883–1970 (Age 87)
Leesburg, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Melinda R

When Melinda R Lee was born on 30 November 1883, in Leesburg, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Lee, was 24 and her mother, Pleasant Walker, was 24. She married Coleman Samuel Chance on 26 July 1900. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 27 November 1970, in Ocean City, Cape May, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Palermo, Cape May, New Jersey, United States.

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Melinda R Lee
Coleman Samuel Chance
Marriage: 26 July 1900
Matilda Chance
Mabel Chance

Spouse & Children

26 July 1900


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1859–Male

  • Pleasant Walker




  • Female Walker


  • Anna Walker


  • Female1883–1970Female

  • Matilda E Lee


  • Samuel E Lee Jr


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 11

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

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  • Blizzard family footprints : our ancestors, when departing left footprints in the sands of time

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