Hessie Lee Hockett

24 December 1907–23 April 1994 (Age 86)
Noah, Coffee, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hessie Lee

When Hessie Lee Hockett was born on 24 December 1907, in Noah, Coffee, Tennessee, United States, her father, Euless Hockett, was 22 and her mother, Emma Ferrell, was 17. She married J D Shelton on 28 February 1926, in Gnat Hill, Coffee, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Coffee, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 1, Bedford, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 23 April 1994, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Tullahoma, Coffee, Tennessee, United States.

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J D Shelton
Hessie Lee Hockett
Marriage: 28 February 1926
Euless Edwin Shelton
Robert Lee Shelton

Spouse and Children

28 February 1926
Gnat Hill, Coffee, Tennessee, United States


    Euless Edwin Shelton


    Robert Lee Shelton


Parents and Siblings


    Emma Ferrell





    Lois Emogene Hockett


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English pet form of the Old English personal name Hocca.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hessie L Hockett in household of Sarah B Hathcock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • L Hessie Hockitt in household of Emless Hockitt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Essie Shelton in household of J D Shelton, "United States Census, 1940"

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