Benjamin Lee

1858–1945 (Age 87)
Alverthorpe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Lee was born in 1858, his father, Charles Lee, was 23 and his mother, Leah Ramsden, was 26. He married Sarah Elizabeth Booth on 8 October 1881, in Horbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1945, in Horbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87, and was buried in Horbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Lee
1858–1945
Sarah Elizabeth Booth
1860–
Marriage: 8 October 1881
Thomas Lee
1883–
Charles Lee
1886–
Ann Lee
1889–
Jane Elizabeth Lee
1895–
Leah Lee
1899–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 October 1881
Horbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Thomas Lee

    Male1883–Male

    Charles Lee

    Male1886–Male

    Ann Lee

    Female1889–Female

    Jane Elizabeth Lee

    Female1895–Female

    Leah Lee

    Female1899–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Lee

    Male1835–1894Male

    Leah Ramsden

    Female1832–1863Female

siblings

(2)

    Jane Lee

    Female1855–Female

    Male1858–1945Male

World Events (7)

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 5

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 22

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 26

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Lee in household of Charles Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Benjamin Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Benjamin Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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