William G. Lee

11 May 1917–18 September 2009 (Age 92)
Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William G.

When William G. Lee was born on 11 May 1917, in Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Clarence Roscoe Lee, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Marjorie Scott, was 36. He died on 18 September 2009, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Roscoe Lee
1878–
Margaret Marjorie Scott
1881–
John Roscoe Lee
1907–1975
William G. Lee
1917–2009

Parents and Siblings

    Clarence Roscoe Lee

    Male1878–Male

    Margaret Marjorie Scott

    Female1881–Female

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World Events (3)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920

Age 3

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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