Surname: Lee

Lee, Letha L. – Obituary

Letha L., the infant daughter of L. H. Lee and wife, of 811 Railroad Street, died early this morning [January 15, 1903] of scarlet fever, aged 2 years, 8 months and 17 days. The funeral will be held at the grave in Olney Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Rigby. The body will be taken from the house at 2:30, the funeral being held immediately upon reaching the cemetery. The Lee home is still under quarantine, the 8-year-old son being afflicted with the same disease. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Letha was the daughter of Leonidas Lee and Effie Franklin. Her brother William survived the illness. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Mary Ormsby – Obituary

Mrs. Mary Lee of whom mention has been made several times of late on account of her precarious condition since having her thigh broken April 1, died at her home at 415 West Alta Street [May 7, 1904] Saturday night of old age, her death being hastened by the accident mentioned. Mrs. Lee was 80 years and 23 days old and was born in New York in April 1824. With her family she came to Oregon in 1862 and to Umatilla County in 1868 where she resided continuously until her death. Her immediate relatives residing in this place are a son L. H. Lee and a daughter Mrs. Amy Lee. The funeral was held at the Thompson Street Methodist Church at 10 o’clock this morning conducted by Rev. Robert Warner and the interment was made in the Olney Cemetery. Mary was married to Jonathan Johnson Lee in 1842 in Pike Co., OH. She was the daughter of Oliver Ormsby and Elizabeth Hillard. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Jonathan Johnson – Obituary

J. J. Lee, an Oregon pioneer and an old resident of Pendleton, died at his home on Alta Street Sunday morning [May 25, 1890] at four o’clock, after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Lee was born in New York [New Jersey] in 1816. When he was two years old his parents removed to Ohio, and remained in that State until his marriage in 1842 with Miss Mary Armsby [Ormsby], who now survives him. In 1844, Mr. and Mrs. Lee removed to Iowa, and in 1862 crossed the plains in emigrant wagons to the far West, locating in Polk County. They removed to Pendleton in 1869, and here have since remained. Mr. Lee was 74 years, two months and one day old at the time of his death. The funeral services took place in the Methodist Church Monday morning, at ten o’clock, Rev. W. T. Ford delivering the funeral sermon. The remains were escorted to the [Olney] cemetery by sorrowing relatives and friends and sadly consigned to the earth. Second Obituary J. J. Lee died at his residence in Pendleton, Oregon on the 25th of May, 1890. He was born in New Jersey on the 24th day of March, A. D. 1816, and was therefore at the time of his death, a little past seventy-four years old. His parents, Joseph and Amy Lee, removed from their New Jersey home...

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Lee, John Henry – Obituary

John Henry Lee of 828 SE 8th, died Saturday morning [May 5] at a Pendleton hospital. He was 70. He worked for John Deere and Caterpillar companies for 35 years. He lived in this area 25 years. Survivors are the widow, Mamie; daughters, Mrs. Richard Michael and Jeanne Kelley, both of Portland, and Mrs. John C. Smith, Walla Walla; sons, Bill Whitman of Pendleton and Leo Whitman of Reno, Nev.; sisters Mrs. Carl Penner and Mrs. Guy Kent, both of Walla Walla; brother Ted, Walla Walla and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Groseclose Garden Chapel, Walla Walla, Folsom’s Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. East Oregonian, May 7, 1973 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Mamie Emelia Schulke – Obituary

Mamie Emelia Lee, 83, a two-year resident of the Elzora Manor Nursing Home, died there Sept. 19, 1987. The graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. David Stunkel will officiate. Friends may meet at Groseclose Garden Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery. Mrs. Lee was born March 6, 1904 in Bemidji, Minn., to Edward and Helen (nee) Kutzner Schulke. She had lived in the Walla Walla Valley since 1937 and in Pendleton from 1939 until two years ago, when she moved to the nursing home. Her husband, John Henry Lee, died in 1973. She had been a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Betty “Jo’ Smith of Walla Walla, Wilma Kelley of Veneta, Ore., and Donna M. Michael of Portland; two sons, Leo and William Whitman, both of Pendleton; two sisters, Helen Kingsley and Margaret Gradwohl, both of Walla Walla; three brothers, Ed Schulke of Walla Walla; John Schulke of Bend, Ore., and Henry Schulke of Seattle; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Robert E. – Obituary

Robert E. Lee, 69, range keeper for the state game department at the Kettle Falls game farm died suddenly from a heart attack while attending an auction sale in Colville Saturday [May 1, 1954]. He was born May 17, 1884 at Walla Walla and resided at Kettle Falls the past five years. Survivors include his wife Hattie at the home; one daughter Mrs. Rex Jones [Roberta] of Dayton, Wash., a son Robert Lee Jr., of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Jos. Wilkenson [Charlotte] of Omak and Mrs. Carl Penner [Edith] and Mrs. Guy Kent [Margaret] of Walla Walla; three brothers, Roy T. Lee of Spokane, John H. Lee of Pendleton, Ore., and Theodore R. Lee of Walla Walla, and two grandchildren. The body was taken to Walla Walla by the Moser & Egger funeral home for final services. Interment was in the Blue Mountain Cemetery, Walla Walla. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Thomas Greene – Obituary

Thomas G. Lee died Saturday nite [October 23, 1898] at his house in Jenn. Twp. one mile north of Austin. On Thursday while hauling fodder he was thrown from the wagon to the ground striking upon his head which produced paralysis from the effects of which he died. His remains were interred at the Austin Cemetery. [Thomas married Lucretia Mobley on September 5, 1847 in Bartholomew Co., IN. He then married Elizabeth Jane Christie on August 29, 1858 in Mahaska Co., IA and Willametta W. Crisler on September 3, 1893 in Bartholomew Co., IN. He is thought to be the illegitimate son of Colonel Thomas Greene Lee and Margaret McEwen.]. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Nancy Ann Pointer – Obituary

Lee–In Stockton, September 7, 1932, Mrs. Nancy Ann Lee, widow of the late Jay Right Lee, mother of Sarah Anna Thomas of Walla Walla, Wash., Rosalie Shinkosky of Stockton, Ethel Delano of Hooper, Wash., Addie Thomas of Bremerton, Wash., Goldie Nickerson of Stockton, Jessie Day of Sacramento, Manuel Lee of Colfax, Wash., Clarence Lee of Fairfield, Wash., Jay Right Lee, Stockton; sister of William Pointer of Los Angeles, Sarah James of Dayton, Wash., Ossie Pointer of Spokane, Wash.; a native of Walla Walla, Wash., aged 65 years, 8 months, and 29 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services this evening (Thursday, Sept. 8), 8 o’clock, at the chapel of B. C. Wallace, 520 North Sutter Street. Remains will be shipped tomorrow evening, Friday, Sept. 9, on the 7:50 o’clock Southern Pacific train to Colfax, Wash. Interment in Colfax Cemetery. Stockton Daily Evening Record, September 8, 1932 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Robert Edward – Obituary

Robert Edward (Bob) Lee, manager of the Tacoma office of the General Electric Company and prominent in business, civic, and sports circles, died late Wednesday night [October 23, 1940] at his home, 825 North Yakima Avenue, of a heart attack. He appeared to be in good health during the afternoon and ate a hearty dinner Wednesday night. Following dinner, he sat down in his living room and fell into a sleep from which he never awakened. He had been at his office as usual Wednesday. About three years ago he suffered a slight stroke, from which he seemed to have almost completely recovered. Only a few weeks ago he took a 500 mile trip into the Cariboo District for hunting with Ralph Scott, President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Les Jensen, an engineer of the Star Iron & Steel Company. Lee was said to be the only person holding a position of his importance in the General Electric organization who was not a college graduate. From boyhood he had a genius in mechanical and electrical matters. When he finished high school in his native town of Orting, he went to work for the Puget Sound Power & Light Company. He was only a youth when he was made a foreman. Boys who grew up with him in Orting 40 years ago say they rarely ever saw...

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Lee, Mary O’Conner O’Farrell – Obituary

This community was saddened on Christmas day when the news reached here of the passing of Mrs. Mary C. Lee [December 25, 1926], at the home of her son in Tacoma. She had made her home for the past few years with her son Daniel. Mrs. Lee was born in Ireland and spent her early life in Melbourne, Australia, being married in New Zealand. In September she met with an accident and broke a hip and since that time had been confined to her home and with her advanced age, she soon grew weaker, quietly passing in the great beyond, at the age of 88 years. Thus passes another and we might say the last of the early settlers of the upper Puyallup Valley. There were only four families in this section when the deceased came with her husband to settle here. And since that time she has made her home in and near Orting. The memory of this pioneer cannot be honored too highly. For it was from hardships endured by her kind that the present cities and towns have evolved. Mrs. Lee was a true character of pioneer days. Always faithful and kind, and one whose greatest quality was in making and holding her friends. Her slipping quietly into the great unknown, takes from our midst a personage beloved by all. She gave to the Northwest the...

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Lee, Catherine Alexander – Obituary

A funeral for Catherine A. Lee of Pendleton, a former Portland resident, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Lee died of causes related to age Tuesday in a Pendleton care center [December 15]. She was 96. She was born April 5, 1896, in San Francisco but moved to Portland as a youngster. Her maiden name was Alexander. She was a graduate of Washington High School and married C. M. [Chester Milton] Lee on Dec. 25, 1937, in Portland. Mrs. Lee worked for the city of Portland’s Bureau of Health for 30 years and held the position of chief clerk for 17 years. She was a member of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. She had lived in Pendleton since 1989. Her husband died in 1979. Survivors include her nephews, Horace T. Byler Jr. and Alex M. Byler, both of Pendleton. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. The Oregonian, December 17, 1992 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Eliza Alice Witten – Obituary

Mrs. J. D. Lee, a prominent pioneer of Oregon, died yesterday [June 27, 1913] at the Portland Sanatorium. She had undergone an operation and apparently was recovering when she suffered a sudden relapse and died within a short time. She was born in 1847 in Tennessee and came to Oregon in 1852. Her maiden was Liza A. Witten. In 1872 she was married to J. D. Lee. She was a resident of Portland since 1892. Prior to that time her home was in Dallas and in The Dalles. She is survived by three children-Lyman M. Lee and J. Roscoe Lee, who live in Eastern Oregon, and Althea Lee. Two grandchildren are living in North Yakima. Arrangements for the funeral will be completed soon and probably it will be held tomorrow. [Interment in Lincoln Memorial Park] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Ellen McEwen – Obituary

A Fatal Accident Aged Fremont Woman Falls Into a Cellar Way Kirkville, Feb. 15. — Grandma Lee, mother of M. B. Lee, was making her home with her son and family, met with an accident, Tuesday which cost her her life. She opened what she thought was the door to her room but instead opened the cellar door and fell to the bottom of the cellar, sustaining injuries from which she died soon after. Mrs. Lee was almost a centenarian, being about 90 years old. Obituary: Ella McEwen Lee Ella McEwen was born in North Carolina Dec. 23, 1810. She was married to M. B. Lee in the year 1828. In 1851 she and her husband moved to Iowa and settled on a farm in Mahaska County. To them were born eleven children; of whom only four survive her. She was blessed with fifty grand children and twelve great grand children and three great, great grandchildren. Besides the care and attention bestowed on her own family she thought it not too much to show the part of a friend and mother to others who were in need of sympathy and care. Her home was refuge where all the comforts and training of a home were freely given. Mrs. Lee was converted when she was eight years old and at once identified herself with the church. Her love for God...

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Lee, Marshall B. Jr. – Obituary

Marshall Bartholomew [middle name is really Burr as he was named after his father] Lee was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, on May 9, 1850, [Headstone says he was born October 14] and came to Mahaska County with his parents in 1851. He was one of eleven children and when about five years of age his father died. He grew to manhood on the home place south of town, doing his share of the labor on the farm necessary to conduct it successfully. On May 9, 1875, he was married to Miss Hannah Wolfe. Soon after his marriage he bought an eighty-acre farm near the home place on which he moved. Later he moved to near Kirkville, where he conducted a dairy during the time that place was a prosperous mining camp. He remained there about two years, when he returned to Mahaska County, where he has since resided. He was successful on the farm and acquired ownership of 295 acres of the best land in the county. On the farm his six children were born, all of whom are living except one that died in infancy. They are Mrs. Ora E. Newell of Fremont, A. N. Lee of Salem, MO., A. B. Lee of Carthage, SD, C. E. Lee of Albia, Iowa, and B. E. Lee of Milton, Iowa. On February 1, 1900, he purchased the furniture and...

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Lee, Hannah Wolfe – Obituary

The people of this community were surprised and shocked Sunday evening when they learned that Mrs. Hannah Lee had died about six o’clock [October 27, 1918]. She had been in poor health for a couple of years but her death was unexpected. Hannah Wolfe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolfe, was born at Huntington, Ind., September 27, 1853, and died at her home in Fremont on Sunday, October 27, 1918, aged 65 years and 1 month. She spent the early part of her life in the vicinity of her birthplace, moving to Iowa with her parents in 1871 and locating in this community, where she spent the balance of her life. On May 9, 1875, she was married to M.B. Lee, a prosperous farmer. For twenty-five years they lived on the farm south of Fremont, and from a small beginning finally owned 295 acres when they moved to Fremont in 1900. Since that time this place has been her home. Six children blessed this union, namely: Mrs. Ora Newell, of Fremont, Iowa; A.N. Lee, of Kahoka, Mo.; A.B. Lee, of Carthage, S.D.; C.E. Lee, of Lawrence, Kans.; B.E. Lee, of Guymon, Okla.; and Asa Herman Lee, who died in infancy. She leaves to mourn their loss five children, eight grandchildren, three sisters, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. The brothers and sisters are: Sam...

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