John Clarence Lee

20 May 1890–5 October 1968 (Age 78)
Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Clarence

When John Clarence Lee was born on 20 May 1890, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, his father, Theophilus Edward Lee, was 29 and his mother, Ida Ann Edwards, was 23. He lived in Pearsall, Frio, Texas, United States in 1910 and Kenedy, Karnes, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 5 October 1968, in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in George West, Live Oak, Texas, United States.

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Theophilus Edward Lee
Ida Ann Edwards
Thomas Edward Lee
John Clarence Lee
Ida Mai Lee
Theophilus Lee
Lucy L Lee

Parents and Siblings

    Theophilus Edward Lee





World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Lee in household of Theopholis Lee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John C Lee in household of Reverend Theophalis Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John C Lee in household of Theophilus Lee, "United States Census, 1910"

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