Elizabeth May Lee

6 May 1881–24 November 1959 (Age 78)
Lodgepole, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth May

When Elizabeth May Lee was born on 6 May 1881, in Lodgepole, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States, her father, Joseph Smith Lee Sr., was 42 and her mother, Mary Ann Tobias, was 35. She married Avery Smith Richey on 21 May 1899, in Nenzel, Cherry, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Harney, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Silvies Election Precinct, Harney, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 24 November 1959, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Burns, Harney, Oregon, United States.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Elizabeth May? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Avery Smith Richey
Elizabeth May Lee
Marriage: 21 May 1899
Edith Ida Richey
Hazel Adaline Richey
Pearl Elizabeth Richey
Avery Osbourne Richey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1899Nenzel, Cherry, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +16 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    Age 9
    Idaho is the 43rd state.
    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 21
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    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


    Sources (15)

    • Elizabeth May McLaren, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Elizabeth Ritchey in household of Avery Ritchey, "United States Census, 1910"
    • May Lee in entry for Jesse Edward Landers, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.