When Lee Reinhold Setterquist was born on 14 October 1926, in Solano, California, United States, his father, Albin Reinhold Setterquist, was 25 and his mother, Alice Louise Hendrick, was 22. He lived in Vallejo Judicial Township, Solano, California, United States in 1940 and Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1950. He died on 12 August 1999, in Fairfield, Solano, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano, California, United States.
Transferred use of the surname, in origin a local name from any of numerous places so called from Old English lēah ‘wood, clearing’. In the United States, it is sometimes chosen in honour of the great Confederate general Robert E. Lee ( 1807–70 ). As a girl's name it is commonly used in compounds such as Casey-Lee and Jamie-Lee.