Francis Leander Lee

2 July 1873–6 May 1929 (Age 55)
Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Francis Leander

When Francis Leander Lee was born on 2 July 1873, in Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Leander Lee, was 40 and his mother, Alice Jane Hanawalt, was 18. He married Ella Belle Smith on 20 September 1897. He died on 6 May 1929, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Francis Leander Lee
1873–1929
Ella Belle Smith
1879–1952
Marriage: 20 September 1897

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 September 1897
Sioux City,Woodbury,Iowa

Parents and Siblings

    Male1833–1891Male

    Alice Jane Hanawalt

    Female1854–1930Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 17

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Francis Lee in household of Leander Lee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis L Lee in household of Christofer Robertson, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Frances L Lee, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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