John James Lee

27 April 1901–1983 (Age 81)
Selston, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John James

When John James Lee was born on 27 April 1901, in Selston, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel James Littlewood Lee, was 41 and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Hall, was 41. He married Gladys Dennison in 1920, in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1983, in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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John James Lee
Gladys Dennison
Marriage: 1920

Spouse and Children


    Gladys Dennison


Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings



    Sarah Elizabeth Lee


    Minnie Louisa Lee


    Hilda Marguerite Lee


    Samuel Edward Lee



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 3

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 7

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 23

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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)

  • John James Lee in household of Samuel James Lee, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John J Lee, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Lee, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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