Ernest Lee Brister Sr

31 January 1914–1 May 2007 (Age 93)
Texas, United States

The Life of Ernest Lee

When Ernest Lee Brister Sr was born on 31 January 1914, in Texas, United States, his father, Harris Gant Brister, was 29 and his mother, Mary Lee Coburn, was 21. He married Mabel Lee Wilson on 1 February 1936, in Comanche, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 May 2007, in Lillian, Johnson, Texas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Lee Brister Sr
Mabel Lee Wilson
Marriage: 1 February 1936
Betty Joe Brister
Helen Jeanette Brister

Spouse and Children

1 February 1936
Comanche, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

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.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bristow .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest L Brister in household of Harris G Brister, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ernest L Brister in household of Harris G Brister, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest Lee Brister, "United States Census, 1940"

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