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Blind Lemon Jefferson

AKA Lemon Jefferson

Born: 24-Sep-1893 [1]
Birthplace: Coutchman, TX
Died: Dec-1929
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Accident - Misc [2]
Remains: Buried, Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery, Wortham, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Influential bluesman


[1] Based on US Census forms for 1900 and 1910. Although these are official documents, they may be incorrect. For his WWI draft registration, he gave a birthdate of 26 October 1894, but he also gave an incorrect location of birth, as Wortham, Texas. Various sources give dates for the birth of Blind Lemon between 1893 and 1897.

[2] Exposure, his body found dead after a blizzard.

Father: Alec Jefferson
Mother: Classie
Wife: Roberta (m. circa 1922)

    Risk Factors: Blindness



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