Melia May Murray

1902–1991 (Age 88)
Shelby, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Melia May

When Melia May Murray was born on 28 December 1902, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States, her father, Pete T Murray, was 33 and her mother, Tabitha Jane Bledsoe, was 29. She married David Main Lee about 1929, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 8, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 15 February 1991, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Emerald Hills Cemetery, Kennedale, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melia May Murray
David Main Lee
Marriage: about 1929
Everett Ray Lee

Spouse & Children

about 1929
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States


  • Everett Ray Lee


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1891–1980Female

  • Bessie Lee Murray


  • John F Murray


  • Female1902–1991Female

  • Clara Jewell Murray


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 3

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.2 Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray .3 Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ( see Gilmore ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melia N Lee in household of David M Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melia May Murray dans le foyer de P T Murray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • May Murray dans le foyer de Pete Murray, "United States Census, 1910"

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