Lorette Lee

11 June 1872–9 December 1954 (Age 82)

The Life of Lorette

Lorette Lee was born on 11 June 1872, in Ireland as the daughter of Mathew Lee and Rose Galligan. She married Thomas Lawrence Powers on 12 November 1891, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1880 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 9 December 1954, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lawrence Powers
Lorette Lee
Marriage: 12 November 1891
Julia M Powers
Mercedes M L Powers
Rosanna Marie Powers
Thomas L. Powers Jr.
Jack Lee Powers
James Lee powers

Spouse and Children

12 November 1891
Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Mathew Lee


    Rose Galligan




    Mary Ann Lee


    Catherine Lee


    Patrick Lee


    Rose Lee


    Bridget Lee


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Laretta Powers in household of Thomas L Powers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Loretta Powers in household of T L Powers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Loretta Powers in household of Thomas L Powers, "United States Census, 1910"

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