Walter Franklin Lee

8 April 1928–29 February 2004 (Age 75)
Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Walter Franklin

When Walter Franklin Lee was born on 8 April 1928, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Delmar Lee, was 41 and his mother, Edith Iona Lindsay, was 35. He married Anna Marie Zimmerman on 8 February 1947, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 29 February 2004, in Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Walter Franklin Lee
Anna Marie Zimmerman
Marriage: 8 February 1947
Linda L Lee
Rita M Behring

Spouse and Children

8 February 1947
Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States


    Linda L Lee


    Rita M Behring


Parents and Siblings




    Violet Lee


    Robert Everett Lee Sr.



    Dorothy Lee


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 1

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Walter Lee in household of Delmer Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter F Lee, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Walter F Lee in entry for Anna Marie Lee, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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