Lee Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald (1939 - 1963)

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Lee Harvey "Ли Харви" Oswald aka Освальд
Born in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Jul 2012
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Accused Assassin of 35th US President John F. Kennedy. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Robert Edward Lee Oswald and Marguerite Claverie. His father died of a sudden heart attack, and Lee was raised by a succession of step-fathers. Growing up, he was considered a loner, not very good academically, and dropped out of high school when he was 15. When he was 16, he took an interest in Communism, and applied to join the Socialist Party of America, but nothing came of the application. In 1956, he joined the United States Marine Corps, and was trained as an Aircraft Maintenance Repairman (despite stories to the contrary, he never learned to fire his rifle as an "expert" and was never trained as a sniper). He was stationed in El Toro MCAS, California, and Atsugi MCAS, Japan (near Tokyo). He was court-martialed twice, once for keeping a private weapon (pistol) in his locker without permission, and once for assaulting an NCO. During this period, he remained a loner, and upon receiving his discharge in 1959, he used his savings to travel to Russia. The Russians assigned him to a radio and television factory in Minsk, and treated him well, giving him the pay and an apartment equivalent to a plant manager, as they did with all western defectors. Despite this, he became disenchanted with the USSR, and in 1961, he decided to return to the United States. In March 1961, while waiting for permission to return to the US, he met Marina Prusakova at a dance, and they were married on April 30, 1961. In June 1962, he, his wife, and their daughter were allowed to leave Russia, and they returned to Fort Worth, Texas. Although disillusioned with the Soviet Union, Lee Harvey Oswald remained "Marxist," even though his understanding of the communist system was limited. After the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, he shot Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit, killing him. Arrested for the death of Officer Tippit, and later charged with the death of President Kennedy, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the Dallas Police Station on live television, an act that shocked the already stunned nation. Despite the fact that the Warren Commission declared that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin of President Kennedy, and he acted alone, many conspiracies about the assassination abound to the present day.

Lee was 3rd cousin, once removed to President Teddy Roosevelt.


  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYPL-126 : 14 March 2018), Lee H Oswald in household of Margueriet C Oswald, Ward 9, New Orleans, New Orleans City, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-257, sheet 4B, line 60, family 79, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1427.
  • "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3SL-J2L : 13 March 2018), Lee Harvey Oswald, 24 Nov 1963; citing certificate number 75778, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,355.
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On 5 Sep 2015 at 03:34 GMT Rae (Redford) Santema wrote:

I am related to him and JFK!

On 29 Aug 2015 at 05:06 GMT Michele (Britton) Camera wrote:

This profile needs source citations and a biography. It also is a candidate for the Black Sheep project, Category: Murderers of the 20th Century.

On 4 Jul 2014 at 05:08 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Lee was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. October 18, 1939

Lee is 30 degrees from Sharon Caldwell, 24 degrees from Burl Ives and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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