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
Sarah Elizabeth Booth
Marriage: 8 October 1881
Thomas Lee
Charles Lee
Ann Lee
Jane Elizabeth Lee
Leah Lee

Spouse and Children

8 October 1881
Horbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Lee


    Charles Lee


    Ann Lee


    Jane Elizabeth Lee


    Leah Lee


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Lee


    Leah Ramsden




    Jane Lee



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.

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.

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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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