Harold Henry Lee

1908–1997 (Age 89)
Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harold Henry

When Harold Henry Lee was born on 10 April 1908, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, John Albert Lee, was 55 and his mother, Elizabeth Bederman, was 40. He died on 10 October 1997, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

John Albert Lee
1852–1916
Elizabeth Bederman
1868–1938
William Pearl Lee
1889–1979
Hazel B Lee
1891–1985
Edward Lee
1893–1983
John Albert Lee Jr.
1895–1958
Eugene C Lee
1897–1987
Russell Joeseph Lee
1901–1991
Charles Lee
1905–1988
Harold Henry Lee
1908–1997
Bernice Elizabeth Lee
1911–1993

Parents & Siblings

  • John Albert Lee

    Male1852–1916Male

  • Elizabeth Bederman

    Female1868–1938Female

siblings

(9)

  • William Pearl Lee

    Male1889–1979Male

  • Hazel B Lee

    Female1891–1985Female

  • Edward Lee

    Male1893–1983Male

  • Male1895–1958Male

  • Eugene C Lee

    Male1897–1987Male

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 5

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1932

Age 24

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Herold Lee in household of Elizabeth Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold Lee in household of Elizabeth Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold Lee in household of John Lee, "United States Census, 1910"

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