John William Lee

Male8 September 1865–9 July 1930

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Lee was born on 8 September 1865, in Christian, Missouri, United States, his father, George Washington H Lee, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Lavinia Hyden, was 23. He lived in Baker, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Fairfield, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 July 1930, in St. Maries, Benewah, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mount Hope, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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George Washington H Lee
Catherine Lavinia Hyden
Rebecca Elizabeth Lee
Martha Jane Lee
John William Lee
Albert M Lee
James Thomas Lee
George Reuben Lee
Sarah Ella Lee

Sources (5)

  • John W Lee in household of George Lee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John William Lee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Wm Lee in household of Georg H Lee, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1866 · Married Women's Property Act

Age 1

Married Women’s Property Act protected women’s rights protected property for women in Oregon upon the death of her husband. 


Age 23

Historic Boundaries 1888: Spokane, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Spokane, Washington, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.

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’.

English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

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

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