William Lee

13 August 1897–
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Lee was born on 13 August 1897, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Lee, was 37 and his mother, Susannah Creech, was 33. He married Ellen Mary Fisher in 1928, in Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Ancoats St Andrew, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Lee
Ellen Mary Fisher
Marriage: 1928

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    Ellen Mary Fisher


Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 4

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 11

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1939 · Operation Pied Piper Began

Age 42

On September 1, 1939, Operation Pied Piper started in Manchester. In an attempt to keep children safe from air raids during WWII, millions of children were removed from their homes and placed with otehr people in the countryside for their safety.

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)

  • William Lee, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • William Lee in household of Thomas Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • William Lee in household of Thomas Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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