William Wesley Lee

17 February 1894–9 August 1953 (Age 59)
Thayer, Neosho, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Wesley

When William Wesley Lee was born on 17 February 1894, in Thayer, Neosho, Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Lee, was 22 and his mother, Mary A Deeds, was 17. He had at least 4 daughters with Bertha May Lalumondier. He lived in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 9 August 1953, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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William Wesley Lee
Bertha May Lalumondier
Jessie Lee
Vera Ellen Lee
Lenore V Lee
May A Lee

Spouse and Children




    Vera Ellen Lee


    Lenore V Lee


    May A Lee


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Wesley Lee





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · The Marshall Public Library

Age 13

The first Public library in Pocatello opened its doors in 1907 and has served the community even since.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Wesley W Lee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wesley W Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willie Lee in household of Chas W Lee, "United States Census, 1920"

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