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Lee, Harley Essex – Obituary

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Kansas City–Harley E. Lee, one of the five Lee brothers who founded the old Lee Hotel, now the Huckins, Oklahoma City, died Monday [June 13, 1960]. He was 75.

Lee was prominent in real estate and investment and moved here from Oklahoma City in 1922. He developed one of the leading housing developments in Leewood, a suburb of Kansas City.

He and his four brothers became partners in Oklahoma real estate in the early 1900s. Lee was a native of Ottumwa, Iowa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Stiner and McClure Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; his daughter, Mrs. Jack C. Mankin, Kansas City, and four grandchildren.

The Oklahoman, June 15, 1960
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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