Harold J Lee

1899–1971 (Age 72)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Harold J

When Harold J Lee was born on 1 September 1899, in Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Lewis Lee, was 27 and his mother, Mary Minnie Edler, was 24. He married Ethel Crothers on 29 January 1922, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 October 1971, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Harold J Lee
Ethel Crothers
Marriage: 29 January 1922
Bette Lucille Lee
Mary Lou Lee

Spouse & Children

  • Male1899–1971Male

  • Ethel Crothers


29 January 1922
Kane, Illinois, United States


  • Bette Lucille Lee


  • Mary Lou Lee


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1899–1971Male

  • Frank J Lee


  • Wilson William Lee


  • Samuel H Lee


  • Albert Edward Lee


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 1

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

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.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Harold J Lee, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Harold Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold J Lee, "United States Census, 1940"

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