John Arthur Lee

15 November 1889–4 July 1953 (Age 63)
Iowa, United States

The Life of John Arthur

When John Arthur Lee was born on 15 November 1889, in Iowa, United States, his father, John Thomas Lee, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Ann Alley, was 28. He had at least 2 daughters with Stella Ellen Darby. He lived in Lewis, Edwards, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 July 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

John Arthur Lee
1889–1953
Stella Ellen Darby
1896–1957
Dorthy L Allega
1922–
Phyllis J Lee
1933–

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Dorthy L Allega

    Female1922–Female

    Phyllis J Lee

    Female1933–Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Lee

    Male1855–Male

    Nancy Ann Alley

    Female1861–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 2

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Arthur Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Arthur Lee, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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