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Lee, Burnham ‘Bernie’ D. – Obituary

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Bernie Lee, 52 years old, brother of Oscar Lee, pioneer city developer, died Monday [September 12, 1932] in Kansas City after an illness of 11 months. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hahn’s Funeral Home, with burial in Fairlawn Cemetery [Kingfisher Co., OK].

Survivors are his wife [Julia], a sister, Mrs. A. E. Bracken [Nellie] of Kingfisher, and three brothers, Oscar, Harley, and Harker of Kansas City. With his twin brother, Harker, Bernie Lee once was prominent in University of Oklahoma athletics. He was an Oklahoma City resident for 20 years before moving to Kansas City eight years ago.

The Lee family was one of the largest Oklahoma City property owners. Oscar Lee built the Lee-Huckins Hotel and the Lee Building, now occupied by the Liberty National Bank. The family formerly lived at Kingfisher.

The Daily Oklahoman, September 13, 1932

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Funeral Notice: Bernie B. of 600 W. 59th St. passed away Sunday evening, age 53 years. Funeral services and interment at Oklahoma City, OK, Wednesday afternoon. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Lee, home address; sister Mrs. A. E. Bracken, Kingfisher, OK; brothers Oscar G. Lee, 94th and State line; Harley E. Lee, home address: Harker H. Lee, 642 W. 59th St. Terrace. For further information call D. W. Newcomer’s Sons.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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