Ramage Family History

William Henry Lee

William Henry Lee

Male 1871 - 1897  (26 years)

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  • Name William Henry Lee  [1
    Born 16 Jul 1871  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1897  Avenue City, Andrew Co. MO. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Fairview Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson Twp, Andrew Co. MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1518  Ramage | Lee Lines
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2012 

    Father Roger Samuel Lee, Sr,   b. 26 Nov 1846, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Martha Ann Johnson,   b. Abt 1850, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 16 After 1882  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1870  Missourii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1431  Group Sheet

    Family Lessarah Ellen Bigham,   b. 12 Jul 1872, Doniphan County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1952, Hood River, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1892  St Joseph, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Ellsworth Lee, Sr,   b. 18 Oct 1892, St. Joseph, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1960, The Dalles, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. William Ray Lee, Jr,   b. 14 Aug 1894, St Joseph, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1967, Twin Falls, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Orie Earl Lee,   b. 22 Aug 1897, St Joseph, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1979, Portland, Multnomah, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F629  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1892 - St Joseph, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1897 - Avenue City, Andrew Co. MO. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Henry Lee abt 1895
    William Henry Lee abt 1895

    Documents
    Bigham Lee Marriage Application.jpg
    Bigham Lee Marriage Application.jpg

    Headstones
    202b_william_lee marker whole.jpg
    202b_william_lee marker whole.jpg
    Woodmen of the World
    William H.
    husband of Lessie E. Lee
    Died Sept. 12, 1897
    Aged 26 y's 1 mo 26 d's
    Illegible verse
    Erected by Avenue City Camp No. 202
    Not lost blest thought
    But gone before
    Where we shall meet
    to part no more.
    William H Lee marker
    William H Lee marker
    William H Lee Marker
    William H Lee Marker

  • Notes 
    • Name is either Samuel Henry Lee or William Ray Lee or William Henry Lee. The family story is that he was a river boat gambler. and died when his son Orie Earl Lee was 3 months old.

      "I understand he was quite a character, spoiled, well-to-do, gambler and generally no good." Source: Letter written by Robert Earl Lee, Jr to Marty Lee

      Wedding License says his name is William H. Lee married under the age of 21 of Buchanan County Missouri on January 12, 1892 She is over 18 years old from Andrew COunty, Missouri, married in St Joseph Missouri. at the house of Robrt N Bigham

      Address in 1890 St. Joseph, Missouri City Directory was: r 1013 Francis, St Jospeh Missouri. His occupation is noted as a mason. (page 304)

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      Since Martha (Johnson/Johnston) Lee is buried at Fairview CP, the same as William Lee (husband of Lessarah), I think it likely that she was his mother, Roger was his father, and William was the child on the 1880 census in Jefferson Twp. I have his name as William Henry, though.

      We have an excerpt of Martha's obituary from the book Newspaper Gleanings of Andrew County and Surrounding Areas, compiled by Dorothy L. McMackin: "Died on Fri. p.m., Feb. 16, Mrs. Roger Lee of Jefferson Twp., sudden. Daughter of Mr. John Johnston, an old citizen. She leaves 5 small children." Maybe you already have that. Source Sharron Ross
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      Lessarah married William L. LEE 20 Jan 1892, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., Mo.; They resided in Avenue City, Andrew Co. during the short time of their life together. Sadly William died 12 Sep 1897 age age 22. William is buried Fairview Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson Twp., Andrew Co., Mo. William LEE was a farmer. There were three little boys born to this family.Robert Ellsworth Lee: b. 18 Oct 1892; Avenue City, Andrew Co., Mo William Ray Lee b. 14 Aug 1894 Avenue City or St. Joseph, Mo Orrie E. 22 Aug 1897, Avenue City or St. Joseph, Mo
      Source: Monica Schirmer Eshelman
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    • (Research):1880 Census St Joseph Missouri
      NameAge
      William G. Lee39
      Fannie Lee36
      Walter Lee17
      Agnes Lee14
      Clarence Lee12
      Henry Lee9
      Fannie Lee6
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      1880 Census Tywappity, Mississippi, Mo
      Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
      Wm. SNELLING Self M Male W 30 KY Farmer KY KY
      Nancy SNELLING Wife M Female W 42 KY Keeping House KY KY
      Dolly DALTON SDau S Female W 12 MO At Home TN KY
      Elmina LEE Niece S Female W 11 MO At Home KY MO
      Wm. H. LEE Nephew S Male W 9 MO At Home KY MO
      Mary DALTON SDau S Female W 20 MO At Home TN MO

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Letter written by Robert Earl Lee, Jr to Marty Lee.

    2. [S132] Lee Family Bible, (N.p., n.d.), family birth & death page. (Reliability: 4), 28 Nov 2008.