Harold James Lee

1901–1988 (Age 87)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harold James

When Harold James Lee was born on 11 January 1901, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, James Lee, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ellen O'Connell, was 23. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years and Beverly Hills Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 23 August 1988, in Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Harold James Lee
1901–1988
Isabelle Mary Madden
1910–1954

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James Lee

    Male1870–1941Male

  • Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Female1877–1923Female

siblings

(10)

  • William Francis Lee Jr.

    Male1894–Male

  • Thomas R Lee

    Male1896–Male

  • Male1898–1962Male

  • Male1901–1988Male

  • Edward J Lee

    Male1903–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 4

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 24

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

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)

  • Harold J Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold J Lee in household of James Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold James Lee in household of James Lee, "United States Census, 1930"

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