Surname: Lee

Lee, William Jonathan – Obituary

Funeral services were held June 9 at Zacher Mortuary for William (Bill) J. Lee, 74, retired Lone Pine rancher, who died in the night June 4 [1970] at home. Officiating at the 2 p.m. rites was Rev. George Chase and music was by Bill and Judy Simmons. Mr. Lee was born Feb. 20, 1896, at Woodburn. He was a World War I veteran and had lived in the Lone Pine area for 34 years. Survivors include his widow, Juanita, Lone Pine; six sons, Bill Jr., Richland, Wn.; Kenneth, Klamath Falls; Charles and Lawren, St. Marie, Idaho; Paul, U.S. Navy, stationed at Whidbey Island, Wn., and Dale Perkins, Reno, Nev.; four daughters, Mrs. Betty Nyberg, Salem; Mrs. Doris Case, Independence; Mrs. Effie Gregorson, Portland, and Mrs. Letha Mickel, Madrid Spain; one brother, Charles Lee, Chico, Cal., and 21 grandchildren. Casket bearers were Harold Buckner, Bud Adams, Waneard Buckner, Bill Williams, Donald Buckner and Dave Silvers. Interment was in the Pioneer Cemetery, Terrebonne. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Thomas Greene Col. – Obituary

The Republican, January 15, 1874: On Friday, the 9th of January at 10 o’clock a.m., Colonel T. G. Lee died at his residence [January 9, 1874] in Flatrock Township, aged 74 years. His funeral was preached at the church in Clifford, Ind., by the Rev. Jacob M. Norton. The funeral was largely attended. The Colonel was among the first settlers of Bartholomew County, and helped, to a great extent, to develop the agricultural resources of the same. He figured conspicuously in the Democratic Party, having been at one time a member of the State Senate. Whatever may be said of him, he always dealt fairly with his neighbors. Biography: Bartholomew Democrat, January 24, 1874. Col. Thomas G. Lee, was born Dec. 22d, 1799, in Tennessee. Soon after his birth his parents removed to Georgia, in which state they resided until young Lee was seventeen years of age. From here they emigrated to Kentucky, thence, in 1820 to Missouri, when on the 11th day of January of 1821, Mr. Lee was untitled in wedlock to Miss Jennie McQueen. Two years after, in the 1823, with his young wife, he came to Indiana, and settled in the Hawpatch, near Clifford, removing but once afterwards, to a point about one mile east of Clifford. Twelve children blessed the union of himself and Miss McQueen—eight girls and four boys. Seven of these have...

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Lee, Miles – Obituary

Miles Lee Funeral Largely Attended Miles Lee one of the most prominent sheep growers of this section, died last Friday afternoon, May 29, at St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker, where he had been removed two days previous from his home in that city and an operation was performed in the hope of saving his life. Mr. Lee had been in ill health for some time previous, but his condition had not been considered alarming, and news of his death came as a shock to his many friends all over the state. Miles Lee was born in Paoli, Orange county, Indiana, on October 28, 1853, and came to Portland in August of 1881. From there he moved to Baker, and engaged in ranching for a few years. Miles and David Lee, brothers, then entered extensively into the sheep and ranching business, under the name of Lee Brothers, and continued to do so until the time of Miles Lee’s death. He leaves a widow and two daughters, Euthelma (Mrs. E.B. Young) and Miss Ann Lee all of Baker; a brother David Lee, and three nieces Mrs. Walter Steiger, Mrs. John Steiger and Mrs. J.W. Maharry; four nephews, Charles, Leslie, Albert and Chris Lee all of whom are residents of Baker county. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with an attendance that taxed the capacity of the Calvary Baptist church in Baker,...

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Duncan, Lee – Obituary

Haines Commercial Organizer, Banker Had Notable Career Death on Monday, Dec. 1, at Cedar Manor nursing home after brief illness claimed Lee A. Duncan, businessman whose career paralleled for over a half-century the development of the community of Haines. Between the early 1900’s and the early 30’s he built a mercantile enterprise in Powder valley and was considered the most unique and successful of its kind in the country. His Haines Commercial Co. serviced the area with everything from up-to-date ladies ready-to-wear and millinery to plug tobacco, pickles, and lumber. It operated a machinery dealership, a repair service and bought and sold hay and grain, milled feed and on occasion did some marketing. For over 30 years of this time he was personally active in both managerial and operations phases of every department of the Haines Commercial. Weathered Depression His enterprise spanned several recessions and the major depression of 1928-33, carrying not only the firm itself but playing a major role in helping carry over the agricultural operators of the community as among the most stable of any in the country during periods when mass liquidation was suffered elsewhere. He entered actively in the affairs of the Bank of Haines in the late 20’s and continued as Baker State Bank when it was moved to Baker in 1936 and became its president in 1943, succeeding the late Frank Loennig,...

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Lee, Joseph Roscoe – Obituary

Joseph Roscoe Lee, resident of Baker county 1904 to 1956, died November 14, at the family home in Forest Grove. He was born March 22, 1880 in Dallas, Oregon, where his father J.D. Lee was born in 1849. J. Roscoe attended Portland schools except enrollment in Independent Academy, The Dalles, 1888-1892, and attended Willamette U. and Capitol Business College, Salem. He was married to Myrtle Guttersen in 1914 at St. Paul, Minn. In Baker county he had a dry good store, farmed in Eagle Valley and in later years ran an insurance agency. His wife was a teacher and co-school superintendent. He studied pipe organ with Dr. Carl Denton, Portland, and it was Lee who installed the chimes in the Methodist church tower here as a memorial to returning service men. He personally played the chimes at noon hours until he retired and moved to Forest Grove in 1956. At that place he also equipped the Methodist Church with chimes and similarly at the Masonic home. He faithfully played the noon chimes and Saturday evening vespers until his health failed in January. His wife; four sons, Jason D. of Salem; Granville of Encino; Dr. G. Prentiss Lee and Dr. J Robert Lee of Portland, and 12 grandchildren survive, as does a sister Althea Kiseberth of Portland. Memorial services will be held Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. at the...

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Wills

Hosted at Muhlenberg County USGenWeb Archives Project Abbott, John , 1814 Allcocke, Richard Nelson , 1803, probated 1807 Allison, William , 1814 Anderson, Robert , 1812 Armstrong, John , 1808, probated 1818 Bates, Simeon , 1849 Bilbrew, Thomas , 1827 Boggess, Anne , 1819 Boggess, Nancy or Ann , part 2, 1819 Buckley (or Buckles), William , 1825 Byrd, John , 1808 Campbell, Alexander , 1827 Campbell, Charles , 1821 Campbell, Mary , 1810, probated 1823 Campbell, Patrick , 1799 Campbell, William , 1800 Cash, Richard , 1823, probated 1824 Cooly, Susanna , 1807 Craig, James 1811, probated 1816 Davis, Henry , probated 1805 Davis, Margaret , 1816 Dobyns, Batten , 1804 Downing, Elisha , 1823 Dukes, Samuel , 1821 Durelle, John , 1808 Durval or Duvall, (sp) Skinner , 1809 Forrester, Sarah , 1816 Gish, Christian II , 1814 Gish, John , 1817 Grepo(?), John , 1817 Groves, Jonathan , 1810 Groves, Joseph , 1821 Harp, Samuel , 1815 Hunsaker, Isaac , 1819 Hynes, John , 1827 Irvin, Thomas , Sr., 1823 Jarvis, Edward Jr , 1823 Landis, Jacob , 1823 Lewis, Charles 1806, probated 1808 Littlepage, Eppes , 1812, probated 1816 Lott, Bartholomew , 1819 McCartney, James , 1814 McKinney, John , 1801 Miller, James , 1837, proved 1851 Morgan, Charles ,1822 Naught, George , 1808 Oates, Jesse , 1831 Parks, Andrew , probated 1821 Parks, Andrew...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of Robert Ives Lee

Robert Ives Lee. In the death of Robert Ives Lee, which occurred at Chicago, Illinois, December 19, 1911, there passed away one of the most prominent horsemen of the Middle West. He was born May 5, 1846, at Boston, Massachusetts, and was a son of the late Brev.-Brig.-Gen. William Raymond Lee III, U. S. V., A. M., A. A. S., and Helen Maria (Amory) Lee, of Amory Street, Boston, the former of whom was descended from Henry and Mary Lee. Henry Lee, the founder of the Lee family of Marblehead, Massachusetts, died at Manchester, that state, in 1675, and was perhaps the nephew of Sir Harry Lee, Bart, and grandson of Sir Robert Lee, Knight, of Hulcote, Bucks, and descended from the Lees of Lea Hall, Cheshire. Col. Richard Lee, the founder of the Lee family of Virginia, had a brother, Judge and Dr. Henry Lee, whose wife’s name was Marah, but it is unknown whether Henry Lee of Manchester was the Henry Lee of Virginia, although it was so believed by Gen. Robert E. Lee, who was a classmate at West Point and close friend of Gen. William Raymond Lee. His son, Thomas, was a member of the Canadian expedition of 1690. Henry Lee’s son, Samuel Lee, Esq., 1667-1754, was a well known merchant of his time, owned the largest vessels of his town, among them the Swallow...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Amory Lee

Thomas Amory Lee, a member of the Topeka bar, graduated from Kansas University with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, and from Harvard Law School with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He practiced law at Boston, Massachusetts, for several years, and has traveled in this country and abroad. He is second lieutenant in the Missouri National Guards, instructor on the Law of Real Property in the Law School of Washburn College, a member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, sometime chancellor of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, ex-member of the Society of Colonial Wars (in Massachusetts), a member of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, sometime corresponding secretary of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Essex Institute, Kansas State Historical Society, Kansas Academy of Science., etc., author of “Gen. William Raymond Lee,” “Col. Jeremiah Lee, Patriot,” “Col. Wm. Raymond Lee of the Revolution,” “The Lee Family of Marblehead,” “The Lees of Boston,” “Robert Ives Lee,” “The Tracys of Newburyport,” and “Alfred Washburn Benson, LL. D.,” “The Ornes of Marblehead,” “The Gallisons of Marblehead,” etc., “Nathaniel Tracy, A. M., A. A. S.,” “The New York Stock Exchange,” (Master of Arts thesis), etc. Mr. Lee was married June 1, 1916, to Miss Mary Helen Shirer, daughter of Hampton L. and Lilian (Whiting) Shirer, and granddaughter of Albe B. and Katherine (Whitney) Whiting. Mrs....

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Biography of Rev. Jason Lee

REV. JASON LEE. – Jason Lee was the pioneer of pioneers. It is not possible for any other name to take precedence of his, whether we speak of the time of his coming to this coast, or of the power he exerted over the beginnings of civilization and christianity here. In these conditions he was first and mightiest. Jason Lee was born in Stanstead, Canada East, in 1803. Though born in Canada, he was of New England parentage, and had in him no trace of foreign blood; so that he was a thorough American. His early life was spent in the labors of the farm and the adventures of the forest, where he acquired that hardihood of body, and independence and vigor of mind, that so well prepared him for his providential work. When he was twenty-five years of age, he entered Niltraham Academy, Massachusetts, then under the care of Doctor Wilber Fisk, where he spent some years in acquiring an education. Returning to Canada he offered himself to the London Mileyan Missionary Society for work as a missionary among the Indians of that province. Pending this offer, a clearly providential call came from beyond the Rocky Mountains for missionaries among the Indians; and Doctor Fisk turned to Jason Lee as “the one man” – to use his own words – to answer that call. The missionary board of...

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Biography of Hon. Joseph D. Lee

HON. JOSEPH D. LEE. – It is natural for the observing student of mankind to speculate upon the effect which radical changes and new environments have upon a coming generation; and consequently the inquiry has arisen in thinking minds as to what type of manhood and womanhood will spring from the hardy and bold pioneers who peopled these shores in the forties and early fifties. Surely with such heroic and sturdy parentage, growing up under the influence of our grand and magnificent scenery, and breathing in youth the pure air from the balsamic pines, we might expect a fine mental and physical development. We have the pleasure of presenting to our readers, in the subject of this sketch, what we might call a typical Oregonian. Joseph D. Lee was born in Polk county, Oregon, in the proverbial log cabin, about one mile northwest of where the city of Monmouth now stands, on the 29th day of July, 1848. His father, Nicholas Lee, was born in Pike county, Ohio, February 11, 1818, and was distantly related to the patriotic Lees of the Revolution. His mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Hopper, was a native of Virginia, and was exactly one year younger than her husband. They were married in Ohio in 1840, and five years later moved to Iowa. In 1847 they determined to cast their lot in new pastures...

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Biographical Sketch of Richard Lee

Richard Lee, the first settler in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, was probably born in England. He may have been related to Samuel Lee, who settled in Swansea not far from, and possibly near to, Robert and Mary Lee who were in Plymouth before 1650. He appears to have had a number of children born before coming to Rehoboth. The first record is of the birth of his daughter Mary in 1705. Children: Richard settled in Rehoboth, and married in 1725; Nathaniel married, September 9, 1738, Demarius Tare; James; Mary, born May 9, 1705; Sarah, October, 1706; John, mentioned elsewhere; perhaps...

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Biographical Sketch of John Lee

John, son of Richard Lee, was born about 1710. He married (intention December 17, 1737), August 12, 1738, Mary Smith, of Taunton. The following heads of families, born in 1738-50, were reported at Taunton in the first federal census of 1790, and according to the best evidence to be found, were his sons. The records of births are wanting. Children: George, mentioned elsewhere; Thomas, two males over sixteen, two under that age and several females in his family; Abiathar had four sons under sixteen and four females; Amos ( ?) ; Warwick (...

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Biographical Sketch of George Lee

George, son of John Lee, was born about 1745. He lived in Berkley, formerly part of Taunton, and was a soldier from Taunton, in the revolution. He was mustered into the continental army, April 9, 1778, for three years. Among his children was George, mentioned...

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