Harry Paul Lees

30 October 1894–11 February 1972 (Age 77)
Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States

The Life of Harry Paul

When Harry Paul Lees was born on 30 October 1894, in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States, his father, Harry Judson Lees, was 31 and his mother, Lorena Maxwell, was 28. He married Nellie Dunham Adamson on 21 May 1922, in Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Boone, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Chelsea, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 11 February 1972, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Harry Paul Lees
Nellie Dunham Adamson
Marriage: 21 May 1922
Harry Paul Lees
Elizabeth Louise Lees

Spouse and Children

21 May 1922
Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States



    Elizabeth Louise Lees


Parents and Siblings

    Harry Judson Lees





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.

Age 13

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields’, ‘arable land’, plural of lee ( see Lee ), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Old English lǣs).2 English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of lēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’.3 English: variant spelling of Leece 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry Paul Lees, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Harry Lees in household of Harry J Lees, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry P Lees in household of Harry J Lees, "United States Census, 1900"

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