George Washington Lee

4 March 1836–6 March 1896 (Age 60)
Jennings Township, Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Lee was born on 4 March 1836, in Jennings Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Lee, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams, was 21. He married Elisabeth Dwyer on 25 September 1859, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lee, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 6 March 1896, in Jackson Township, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Lee
1836–1896
Elisabeth Dwyer
1841–1902
Marriage: 25 September 1859
Twin Lee
1859–1859
Twin Lee
1859–
William Harrison Lee
1860–1925
Charles Albert Lee
1862–1944
Ida M. Lee
1866–
James Washington Lee
1866–1926
John Lee
1868–
Thomas Franklin Lee
1870–1936
Edward Richard Lee
1874–1936
John Lee
1874–
Frederick Ferdinand Lee
1876–1936
Lewis Lee
1882–1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1859Appanoose, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1842
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries 1842: Owen, Indiana, United States
    1846
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 20
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.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’.English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Sources (19)

    • Geo Lee, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George W Lee in household of Charles Lee, "United States Census, 1850"
    • G. W. Lee in entry for Charles A. Lee and Nola E. Montana, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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