Lena Essie Boone

1920–2011 (Age 91)
Hale, Texas, United States

The Life of Lena Essie

When Lena Essie Boone was born on 9 February 1920, in Hale, Texas, United States, her father, John Lucian Boone, was 36 and her mother, Lula Ella Dalton, was 29. She married Hugh Davidson Goodlett on 15 February 1949. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930 and Plainview, Haskell, Texas, United States in 2011. She died on 25 May 2011, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States.

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Lena Essie Boone
Hugh Davidson Goodlett
Marriage: 15 February 1949

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15 February 1949
Hale, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 9

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology.3 Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lena E Boone in household of John L Boone, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Boone, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Lena Or Essie Boone Stewart, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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