Dr. Wayne Robert Lee

28 September 1913–19 November 2002 (Age 89)
Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States

The Life of Wayne Robert

When Dr. Wayne Robert Lee was born on 28 September 1913, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States, his father, Ira Henry Lee, was 25 and his mother, Florence Elizabeth Ziglar, was 27. He married Molly Virginia Smith on 26 October 1940, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He died on 19 November 2002, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

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Dr. Wayne Robert Lee
Molly Virginia Smith
Marriage: 26 October 1940

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26 October 1940
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 18

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Robert W Lee in household of Ira H Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wayne Lee in household of Ira H Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wayne Robert Lee, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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