Amy Lees

6 July 1886–18 May 1978 (Age 91)
Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Amy

When Amy Lees was born on 6 July 1886, in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Edwin Lees, was 33 and her mother, Georgiana Allison Grierson, was 30. She married William Perry Cornell on 11 March 1911, in Division No. 11, Saskatchewan, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916 and Swift Current No. 137, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. She died on 18 May 1978, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ottawa, Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Perry Cornell
Amy Lees
Marriage: 11 March 1911
Amy Elizabeth Cornell
William Charles Cornell

Spouse and Children

11 March 1911
Division No. 11, Saskatchewan, Canada


    Amy Elizabeth Cornell


    William Charles Cornell


Parents and Siblings

    John Edwin Lees


    Georgiana Allison Grierson






    Maggie Ann Lees



    Margaret Ann Lees


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 18

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 22

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 28

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Amy Cornell in household of William Perry Cornell, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Amy Cornell in household of William P Cornell, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Amy Lees in household of G A Lees, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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