William James Lee

1897–1959 (Age 61)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Lee was born on 22 December 1897, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Edward J Lee, was 37 and his mother, Julia Hannah Considine, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Bernice Johnson. He lived in Fulton Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 27 October 1959, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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William James Lee
1897–1959
Bernice Johnson
1906–
Patricia Lee
1932–2003
William Wesley Lee
1936–2000

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 3

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Lee Twin in household of Edward J Lee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Lee in household of Edward J Lee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Lee, "United States Census, 1940"

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