James Lee Tucker

18 November 1875–14 March 1949 (Age 73)
Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Lee

When James Lee Tucker was born on 18 November 1875, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, William Harris Tucker, was 24 and his mother, Martha Evalene Brock, was 30. He married Martha Jane Clifton on 24 December 1899, in Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Taylor, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 6, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 14 March 1949, in Ovalo, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ovalo, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lee Tucker
Martha Jane Clifton
Marriage: 24 December 1899
Valtye Lee Tucker
Elbert Clifton Tucker

Spouse and Children


    Martha Jane Clifton


24 December 1899
Hunt, Texas, United States



    Elbert Clifton Tucker


Parents and Siblings

    William Harris Tucker


    Martha Evalene Brock




    Elbert Ellis Tucker


    Ada Ann Tucker


    Pearl Elizabeth Tucker




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World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 20

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tūcian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker .2 Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker ( see Tokarz ).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J L Tucker in household of W J Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James L Tucker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J L Tucker, "United States Census, 1930"

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