Essie East (1905 - 1994)

A photo of Essie East
Essie East
1905 - 1994
updated February 06, 2019
Essie East was born on October 26, 1905. She died in March 1994 at 88 years old. We know that Essie East had been residing in Deer Park, Harris County, Texas 77536.


Essie East Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Essie East, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate East family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Essie East

First name


Middle name


Maiden name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




Essie East was born on


Essie East died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Essie.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Essie East?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Essie's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Essie a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Deer Park, Harris County, Texas 77536


Did Essie finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Essie attend?


Share what Essie did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Essie's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Essie serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Essie East?
View other bios of people named Essie Easts
Back to Top

Essie East Family Tree

Essie's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the East family tree.

Essie's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Essie East
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Essie's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Essie East. Below are potential family photos that share Essie's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Essie during various points of her life


Share Memories about Essie

What do you remember about Essie East? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Essie is remembered.

Essie East Obituary

This obit of Essie East is maintained by Essie's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Essie East passed away in March 1994 at 88 years of age. She was born on October 26, 1905. We are unaware of information about Essie's family. We know that Essie East had been residing in Deer Park, Harris County, Texas 77536.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Essie East

1905 - 1994 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Essie's lifetime

In 1905, in the year that Essie East was born, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1918, she was merely 13 years old when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1944, at the age of 39 years old, Essie was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1955, at the age of 50 years old, Essie was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1994, in the year of Essie East's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

Other Biographies

Other Essie Easts

Essie L. (Hart) East
Born: around 1964
Essie East
Aug 24, 1899 - July 1984
Mexia, Texas

Other Easts

Margie Ruth East
Dec 3, 1915 - Jun 25, 2007
Mesquite, Texas
Winnie Mae East
May 25, 1935 - Apr 29, 2009
Houston, Texas
Minnie East
Oct 2, 1934 - Dec 16, 2010
La Grange, Texas
Johnnie East
Jun 2, 1942 - Jul 8, 2010
La Grange, Texas
Ruth L East
Jan 5, 1907 - Oct 10, 2005
Stephenville, TX
Bobbie Jean East
Mar 31, 1940 - Oct 20, 2010
Duncanville, Texas
Lydia East
Jul 4, 1894 - Jan 15, 1973
Rhinehart, LA
Howard S East
Nov 12, 1912 - Sep 2, 1994
Fernley, NV
Elmer v East
Jan 30, 1906 - Nov 19, 1992
Lubbock, TX
Joseph East
Jan 20, 1889 - December 1971
Houston, Texas
Bertie East
Mar 21, 1886 - June 1974
Gladewater, Texas
Marie East
Feb 28, 1920 - August 1986
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Edith East
May 15, 1910 - Oct 8, 1995
Salinas, CA
Mary Joleen East
Oct 31, 1955 - Jul 18, 2011
Granbury, Texas
Doris East
Oct 2, 1920 - Jul 2, 1990
Dallas, TX
Lois East
Nov 28, 1916 - May 1983
Silver Spring, Maryland
O B East
Aug 5, 1922 - Oct 14, 1996
Mexia, TX
Vivian Jewel East
Aug 19, 1914 - Mar 23, 2010
Groves, Texas
Walley East
Feb 1, 1926 - January 1986
Vidor, Texas
Joseph East
Sep 27, 1930 - Jul 17, 2011
Wills Point, Texas

Other Bios

Alvena Lowe
Aug 31, 1899 - Oct 15, 1994
Baytown, TX
Hertha G Kennedy
Aug 17, 1933 - Apr 12, 2003
Houston, TX
Billy R Siddall
Aug 25, 1935 - Jun 27, 2002
Coldspring, TX
J J Siddall
Dec 14, 1933 - Dec 1, 2000
Truman G Noack
Jan 7, 1936 - Sep 17, 1999
Woodville, TX
Richard R Draper
Oct 6, 1934 - Oct 1, 2002
Danville, IL
Cornelia Dubose
Nov 1, 1915 - October 1983
Alvin, Texas
Dorothy Gates
Mar 21, 1934 - May 16, 2003
Houston, TX
James E Eppes
Feb 10, 1935 - Feb 9, 2005
Atlanta, GA
Ollie Lee Sanders
Nov 2, 1932 - Jun 20, 2011
Claremore, Oklahoma
Charlotte White
Dec 23, 1902 - Dec 20, 1987
Houston, TX
Raymon L Mizell
Feb 22, 1934 - May 9, 1998
Cleveland, TX
Mary E Casey
Sep 9, 1934 - Jul 5, 1994
Grapeland, TX
Bobby R Murphy
Sep 10, 1936 - Mar 1, 2001
Magnolia, TX
Gladys Walker
Jan 1, 1895 - May 1981
Houston, Texas
Ann F Wilson
Oct 12, 1933 - Feb 13, 1997
Houston, TX
Mildred A Mcgee
Aug 24, 1934 - Nov 24, 1995
Galveston, TX
Sue Henderson
Jan 8, 1934 - Nov 18, 1996
Conroe, TX
Eugene George Bartosh
Oct 8, 1931 - Apr 5, 2006
Rosharon, Texas
Bette M Boyd
Apr 23, 1932 - May 4, 1991
Renton, WA
Success Stories from Biographies like Essie East
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.