Elwin C Lee

8 November 1891–26 June 1963 (Age 71)
Saunemin, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elwin C

When Elwin C Lee was born on 8 November 1891, in Saunemin, Livingston, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Aaron Lee, was 31 and his mother, Ida May Sansom, was 24. He married Margaret Mary Angstman on 28 March 1917, in Saunemin, Livingston, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 June 1963, in Buck Creek, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Remington Cemetery, Remington, Jasper, Indiana, United States.

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Elwin C Lee
Margaret Mary Angstman
Marriage: 28 March 1917
Arline Donnabelle Lee
Richard Elwin Lee
William Edward Lee

Spouse and Children

28 March 1917
Saunemin, Livingston, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Aaron Lee





World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Elwin Lee in household of Ida M Lee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elwin C Lee in household of Ida M Lee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elivin C Lee, "United States Census, 1930"

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