Grant Robert Lee

12 August 1871–12 July 1945 (Age 73)
Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Grant Robert

When Grant Robert Lee was born on 12 August 1871, in Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Henry William Lee, was 35 and his mother, Lydia Ann McMillen, was 29. He married Emily Carolyn Bauer in 1919, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1930 and Ludwig Election Precinct, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 12 July 1945, in Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, United States.

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Grant Robert Lee
Emily Carolyn Bauer
Marriage: 1919

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Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 12

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Grant R Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grant R Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grant Lee in household of Henry W Lee, "United States Census, 1880"

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