Melissa Lee

1889–1955 (Age 66)
Gloucester, Carleton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Melissa

When Melissa Lee was born on 21 April 1889, in Gloucester, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Lee, was 37 and her mother, Fanny Jane HARRINGTON, was 33. She married John Shouldice Pyper on 20 April 1910, in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 29 October 1955, at the age of 66, and was buried in Greely, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada.

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Melissa Lee
John Shouldice Pyper
Marriage: 20 April 1910
Arabella Edith Myrtle Pyper
Percy Hamilton Pyper
Frederick Ernest Pyper
Russell Edward Pyper
Violet Edna Melissa Pyper
John Lee Pyper

Spouse & Children

20 April 1910
Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • John Lee


  • Fanny Jane HARRINGTON




  • Mary Anne Lee


  • Eliza LEE


  • Sarah Jane Lee


  • Fanny Lee


  • Letitia Lee


+5 More Children

World Events (4)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 17

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 45

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 54

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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)

  • Melissa Lee in entry for Arabella Edith Myrtle Pyper, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Melissa Lee, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Melissa Lee, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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