Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Lee


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Mabel Lee, 82, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
Born May 16, 1927, Rush County, to  Benjamin and Angelina (Vannatta) Barnard.
Married Roy E. Lee on Jan. 19, 1946; he preceded her in death on March 21, 1999.
Survivors:  son,  Billy Joe Lee  of Rushville; daughter,  Connie Kay Cameron (husband, Floyd)  of Rushville; brother,  Wilbur Barnard of Rushville; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Homemaker and lived her entire life in Rush County.
Member of the Family Worship Center.
Moster Mortuary, 334 N., Main St. in Rushville, the Rev. Darryl Cooper officiating.
Burial:  Rushville's East Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  Rush County Cancer Fund or the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Decmeber 28, 2006
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Betty K. Lee, 69, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born Feb. 2, 1937, in Shelby County, d/o  Stanley and  Alice (Fisher) Conover.
Survivors:  two daughters, Kathryn D. Lee  of Carmel and  Kendra Joy Gonzalez  of Columbus; two sons,  Jeff Lee  and  Kenneth "Skip" Lee, both of Edinburgh; one sister,  Mary Lusk  of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Former Flat Rock resident.
Retired from Lear Corp. in Edinburgh.
Member of Flat Rock and Milroy Christian churches.
Norman Funeral Home, 604 Main St. in Hope.  Rev. Ronald Simbo officiating.
Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Long  Beach  Press  Telegram
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
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Lee Lee, 74 of Long Beach [California], passed away September 13, 2004.
Survivors:  son, Russell (Beth Ann) Lee;  daughter  Summer (Dennis) Vice;  grandchildren  Sean  and  Justin Lee,  Maris  and  Ryan Vice;  brothers, Dave,  Bob,  Kenny Kerr and  Dick Steele; sister, Ileane Raymond.
Luyben Family Dilday Mottell Chapel.
Interment:  Fairhaven Cemetery. 
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
3 Apr 2000
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Gilbert Emerson Lee, 80, Shelbyville, died Sunday.
Born Nov. 16, 1919, in Shelbyville, s/o  Grover Cleveland  and  Emma Mae (Snepp) Lee.  Married  Mabel (Redd) Lee  on July 31, 1947, and she survives.
Machinist for 13 years at Great States Corp, Shelbyville.
Member of Shelbyville Baptist Temple.
Other survivors include four sons,  Danny J. Lee,  Larry D. Lee,  Kenneth A. Lee  and  Timothy J. Lee, all of Shelbyville; one brother, Wayne Lee, Lewis Creek; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Shelbyville Baptist Temple with the Rev. Edwin Mohr officiating.
Burial in Miller Cemetery, Shelby County.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, Shelbyville Baptist Temple.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, 17 Jan 2000
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          E. Emerson Lee,  86, Fairland, died Sunday at his home.          Born Nov. 24, 1913, in Shelby County, he was the son of  Jesse and  Alta O. (Pope) Lee.  He married  Pauline J. (Hasting) Lee  on Aug. 25, 1947, and she preceded him in death March 10, 1987.  Lee was a veteran of World War II. He was a parachute jumper in the U.S. Army.  He was a truck driver for Waltz Trucking Company, Indianapolis, for 30 years.  He retired in 1980.
          Survivors include one daughter,  Charlene Bable Peavler,  Fairland; two sisters,  Wilma Drew,  Shelbyville, and  Gladys Naley,*  Michigan; one brother,  Stanley Featherstone,  Indianapolis; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister.
          Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Gary Hogue officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Shelby County, with military graveside services conducted by local veteran organizations.  Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County, 114 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN, 46176.
*Betty's note:  In the obituary for his mother and for his sister Wilma, this name was spelled MALEY.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday February 10, 1997
RAYMOND  O. LEE
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Shelby County native  Raymond O. Lee, Greenfield, 79, died Friday, Greenfield.
Born on December 27, 1917, in Shelbyville, s/o  Edward C. and Jessie (Martin) Lee.  August 25, 1940, married  Ruella (Zike) Lee, who preceded him in death May 10, 1979.  Member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Shelbyville Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge No. 766.  Past member of the Shelbyville Elks Lodge.
Survivors incl 2 daughters, Ramona Lee, Shelbyville, and  Chyleen Amos, Florida; a son, Larry Lee, Shelbyville, a brother  Earl Lee, New Albany; and seven grandchildren.  Preceded in death by daughter.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service with the Rev. Mark Dodd officiating.
Burial Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Shelby County Cancer Association.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, Jan 26, 1991
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Pansy Loretta (Cherry) Lee, 72, 403 E. Washington St., died Friday.
D/o  Omer and Ardie (McMillian) Cherry, she was born in Shelbyville Jan 14, 1919.
Employed with TRW Cinch Manufacturing until her retirement in 1978.
Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include daughters, Mrs. William (Lucrecia) Ray, Shelbyville,  Mrs. William (Sarah) Hitchcock, New Haven,  Mrs. Jack (Betty) Bassett, Shelbyville, and  Kathy Franklin, Shelbyville; sons, Marcus Lee, Indianapolis,  Michael Lee, Shelbyville, and  Robert Lee, Shelbyville; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Hartman, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Jerry (JoAnn) McCoy, Greenwood; a brother, Harold Cherry, Shelbyville; 30 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Preceding in death:  2 sons and a sister.
Murphy Funeral Home, with Father John Maung officiating.  Burial:  Miller Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
March 11, 1987
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Pauline Jean Lee
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          Services for  Pauline Jean Lee,  64, R.R. 3, Fairland, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carmony Funeral Home with the  Rev. Vernard McClanahan  officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
          Mrs. Lee died Tuesday, March 10, 1987, at 5:20 a.m. at home.
          Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
          Mrs. Lee was a lifelong Shelby County resident.  A daughter of  Mary Gephart,  she was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Shelby County.  She was married Aug. 14, 1947, to  Emerson Lee,  who survives.
          Also surviving are a daughter,  Charlene Peavler,  Franklin; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers,  Harold Kaster,  Missouri, and  Roy Kaster,  Reno, Nev.; and sisters,  Hazel Bourland  and  Mary Garrison,  both Shelbyville, and  Jeannie Thurman,  North Carolina.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, January 5, 1980
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LEE
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          Mrs. Ruth Lee,  82, Morristown, died Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the Heritage House Convalescent Center, Shelbyville.  She had been living at the center since 1972.  Born Oct. 7, 1897, to  Leonidas and  Emma (Vagford) Hargrove,  she married  William J. Lee,  and he died in 1962.
          Mrs. Lee is survived by five daughters,  Mrs. Marjorie Mathews,  Rushville,  Mrs. Betty Newkirk,  Indianapolis,  Ms. Caroline Lee,  Indianapolis,  Mrs. Mary Jo Reno,  Rushville, and  Mrs. Bonnie Berry,  Ontario, Calif.; and four sons,  Robert Lee,  Shelbyville,  Thomas Lee,  Morristown,  William Lee,  Peru, and  George Lee,  Morristown.
          Two daughters and two sisters preceded in death.  She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
          Mrs. Lee was a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church.
          Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Frazier Funeral Home, Morristown and services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery, Morristown, with the Revs. Willma Allen and Floyd Cook officiating.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Obituary for Daniel Lee,  Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, December 30, 1976


Shelbyville  News
Saturday, December 19, 1970
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RITES SET FOR MRS. LEE, 87
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Mrs. Nellie [May] Lee, 87, 304 E. Pennsylvania At., died Friday at 1:45 p.m. at the Conover Nursing Home, Morristown.  Failing health for several months. 
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. E. David Frazier officiating.
With husband, the late Harry G. Lee, owned and operated the former Lee Grocery on E. Pennsylvania St.
Member of the First United Methodist Church here. 
Born in Shelbyville on Jan. 1, 1883, d/o  Henry and Isabelle (Self) Fritz.
June 14, 1905, married to Mr. Lee, who died Jan. 3, 1964.
Surviving is a half sister, Mrs. Oma Love. Two brothers preceded in death.
Murphy Mortuary.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Obituary for  Victor Lee, Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, Indiana; Tuesday, October 17, 1967


Shelbyville  News
Friday, January 3, 1964
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HARRY G. LEE DIES IN HOSPITAL
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Harry G. Lee, 80, 304 E. Pennsylvania St., a retired local grocer, died. today at Major Hospital.  Hospitalized since Dec. 31.
Operated grocery stores and meat markets and he retired in 1956 after closing his store on E. Pennsylvania St.
Born in Shelbyville on Sept. 11, 1883, s/o  Thomas and Mary (Dugan) Lee   
Married Nellie May on June 14, 1904.
Survivors:  spouse, 2 nieces and a nephew.
Member of the First Methodist Church and the local Masonic Lodge. 
Rev. Lewis Wilson; Murphy Mortuary.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Obituary for  Margaret Davisson Lee, Shelbyville Democrat; Thursday, December 29, 1955; from the Daily of Tuesday, December 27, 1955
Obituary for  Otto Lee, Shelbyville Democrat; Thursday, December 29, 1955
Obituary for Emmanuel Lee, died July 19, 1954


Shelbyville  News
Friday January 18, 1952
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EDWARD  C. LEE  DIES  AT  HOSPITAL
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          Edward C. Lee, 59, who resided on the Knightstown road and was an employee of the Kennedy Car Liner and Bag Co., died Thursday at 4:29 p.m. at W.S. Major Hospital after an illness of one year. Death was due to complications.
          The son of  George  and  Angeline (Jones) Lee, he was born near Blue Ridge on October 1, 1892.
          He was married February 1, 1917, to  Jesse Martin, who survives with two sons, Raymond O. of Shelbyville and  Earl E. of Louisville, Kentucky.  Also surviving are a brother, Andrew Lee  of Hamilton, Ohio and six grandchildren.  Two children preceded him in death.
          Mr. Lee was a lifelong resident of this community and for the past 10 years had been employed at the Kennedy Car Liner.  He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church and the local Moose lodge.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Ewing Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with Rev. C. M. Hager officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Saturday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ethel


Obituary for Scinora Lee, Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, Indiana; Monday, June 30, 1952
Obituary for Mary Lucinda Gue Lee, Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, June 7, 1951


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday June 8, 1950
Page 3 column 7
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RITES  ARE  HELD  FOR  STANTON  LEE
(Wednesday, May 31)
          Funeral services were held this morning for  Stanton J. Lee, 62, former Shelby county resident who died Sunday at his home in Indianapolis.  Burial, in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home, was made in the Lewis Creek Baptist church cemetery.
          Mr. Lee, who had lived in Indianapolis 31 years, was born in Washington township on December 11, 1887, the son of  James N.  and  Mary (Jackson) Lee.
          He is survived by the widow, Dona (Phemister) Lee; two children, Mrs. William John  of Shelby county and  Harold Lee  at home; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Dora Cochran  and  Miss Scinora Lee of Indianapolis, and  Otto Lee  of Washington township.  Also surviving are three grandchildren.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ethel


Obituary for 
John R. Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Tuesday, July 15, 1947
Obituary for  John W. Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Tuesday, June 19, 1945 


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday June 19, 1944
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REV.  S.  E.  LEE,  NATIVE  OF  COUNTY  SUCCUMBS
Baptist Minister Dies in Indianapolis
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          Funeral services for  Rev. Shelby E. Lee, native of Shelby county, who died at his home at 2229 North Alabama St., Indianapolis, Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock, will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church this afternoon at 3:00 o'clock.  The Rev. Clive McGuire, of Indianapolis will be in charge of the service, and interment will be made in the Lewis Creek cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
          The Rev. Lee, who was pastor of the Baptist Church in Indianapolis and active in church affairs in Indiana, had been ill for several weeks.  Coronary thrombosis was the cause of death.
          He was born in Shelby county in the Lewis Creek neighborhood April 17, 1882, a son of  Mr. and Mrs. James N. Lee.  He was united in marriage to  Miss Olga McCarty  August 6, 1905.  Mrs. Lee died April 15, 1921.
          Surviving are four daughters,  Mrs. Louis B. Williamson, Indianapolis,  Mrs. Chester McDowell, Indianapolis,  Mrs. J. Y. McClung, who made her home with her father, and  Mrs. Edwin Reder, Cincinnati, and two sons,  Sgt. William F. Lee, now serving overseas, and  Robert E. Lee, at home.
          In addition, there are two sisters,  Miss Senora Lee, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Dora Bain, of Indianapolis, and three brothers,  John W. Lee, of Missouri,  Otto Lee, Shelby County, and  Stanton Lee, of Indianapolis.
          Friends may call at the Sleeth funeral home at any time up until 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ethel


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday May 6, 1943
Page 1 column 3
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PLAN FUNERAL FOR THURSDAY
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          Funeral services for  William Lee, of Marietta, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Marietta Methodist church with the Rev. John C. Craig, former pastor and the Rev. E. L. Bates, present pastor, officiating.
          Mr. Lee died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness of several months, due to a heart ailment.  He was the last of a large family and had lived in the Marietta community all his life, where he was well known as a farmer.
          He was born in Washington township, the son of  Hiram and  Mary Lee, on January 15, 1870, and was seventy-three years old at the time of his death.  His wife, Mrs. Emma McKinney Lee, to whom he was married in May 25, 1895, preceded him in death in 1909.  He was a member of the Red Men's lodge of Marietta.
          Mrs. Kenneth Perry, of Marietta, a daughter, survives, and a son died in infancy.  Among other survivors are two grandchildren, Mrs. Maynard Willis, of Brandywine township, and Pfc. Lloyd Perry; a grandson, Jerald Willis, and several nieces and nephews.
          Burial will take place in the Miller cemetery, with Charles M. Ewing, funeral director, in charge. Friends may call at the home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday January 6, 1942
Page 1 column 4
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DAVID  LEE, 81,  SUCCUMBS  HERE
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          In failing health for the past year and seriously ill for three days, David Lee, age 81, died at 3:25 a.m. Monday at the home of a son  Charles E. Lee, 828 Washington avenue.  Death was caused by complications incidental to his advanced age.
          Mr. Lee was born in Washington township October 14, 1861, the son of  Hiram and Mary Lee, and was eighty-one years, two months and twenty-five days old at the time of death.  He was married to  Miss Elizabeth Ronery, and to this union five children were born, two of whom survive.  They are the son at whose home Mr. Lee died and another son, Everett Curtis Lee, also of Shelbyville.  Mrs. Lee died October 14, 1927.
          The deceased had spent most of his life in Washington township having moved to this city 22 years ago.
          Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Creek Wesleyan Methodist church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., with the pastor, the Rev. J.C. Pickett, officiating.  Burial in the family lot at the Patterson cemetery will be in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.  Friends may call at any time at the Fix mortuary until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday November 18, 1938
Page 1 column 1
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RITES  SATURDAY  FOR  LEVI  LEE
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Funeral For Lifelong Resident of County
Will Be at Lewis Creek Church
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          Levi Lee, age eighty-four, a lifelong resident of Shelby county, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at his home in Shelby township.  His death was due to a complication of diseases incidental to his advanced age.
          The son of  Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Lee, the deceased was born [October 13, 1855] in Jackson township.  He was married to  Lucy Hill  sixty years ago and she preceded him in death in 1920.  Five children were born to the union, three of whom are living.
          The survivors are a daughter  Mrs. Otto Drake  of Washington township; two sons, Grover Lee, of Washington township, and  Arthur Lee, of this city; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, William Lee, of Marietta, and  David Lee, of this city, and several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Creek Wesleyan Methodist church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. H. E. Miller, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made at the Patterson cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.  Friends may call at the home of the son, Grover Lee, of Lewis Creek.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Obituary for  Charles E. Lee,  June 27, 1938 
Obituary for  George Freeman Lee, December 22, 1937
Obituary for  Judith Rie Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Monday, December 20, 1937
Obituary for  William Martin Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Tuesday, March 16, 1937
Obituary for  Earl T. Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Monday, September 28, 1936
Obituary for  David McClellan Lee, Wednesday, May 6, 1936
Obituary for  Delzie Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Saturday, January 4, 1936



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday January 10, 1936
Page 1 column 1
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JOSEPH  LEE, 66,  DIES  IN  COUNTY
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Death Occurs at Home of Son, Raymond, in Marietta
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          Funeral services for  Joseph Lee, 66 years old, who died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the home of his son, Raymond Lee, in Marietta will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Marietta M.P. church.
          The Rev. O. W. Wyant, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the Miller cemetery in charge of Harry Bennett funeral director.
          Mr. Lee had been ill three months.  He was born in Shelby county March 6, 1870 and was the son of  Hiram and Mary Lee.  His marriage to  Miss Etta Tucker  took place May 6, 1895.  Two sons, Forest, who preceded him in death, and Raymond, at whose home he died, were born.
          The deceased also leaves three brothers, David  of Shelbyville;  William  of Marietta, and  Levi Lee  of Lewis Creek; and four grandchildren.  Mr. Lee was a farmer.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, April 18, 1934
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HEART  TROUBLE  CAUSE  OF  DEATH
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          Mrs. Mary Rebecca Lee, widow of Thomas Lee, died at the home of her son, Harry G. Lee, 304 East Pennsylvania street at 8:30 a.m. today.  Mrs. Lee was almost seventy-four years old at the time of death.  Heart disease from which she had suffered for the past several months was the cause of death.  The deceased was born in Shelby county on April 30, 1860, and was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Dugan.  The husband passed away in 1914 and a son, Arthur, died in September, 1933.  Harry Lee is the only surviving relative with the exception of four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Mrs. Lee was a member of the West Street M. E. church.  She had lived with her son since her husband died.  The body has been brought to the Charles M. Ewing funeral chapel where funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First M. E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the family lot in the City cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on North Harrison street from 6:00 p.m. tonight until the hour of the funeral. 
[unmarked grave]
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 2, 1933
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FARRIER  AT  STATE        
        FAIRGROUND  DIES
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          Arthur C. Lee, 52, brother of  Harry Lee, of this city, died Saturday at his home 4462 Winthrop avenue, Indianapolis, after an illness of several months.  Mr. Lee, who for many years was a blacksmith at the Indiana state fairgrounds, was known widely among race horse owners, as he shod animals which were brought to the fairgrounds to participate in Grand Circuit races during the state fairs.  Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary Lee; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Chapin, of Peru, and  Mrs. Harry Tucker, of Indianapolis; two sons, Denny  and Charles Lee, of Indianapolis; his mother, Mrs. Mary R. Lee  and a brother, Harry Lee, of Shelbyville.  Mr. Lee was a member of the Eagles lodge, No. 211, of Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held at the home, 4162 Winthrop avenue, Indianapolis, Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in City cemetery, Shelbyville. L. V. Hauk in charge.
Family records show middle initial 'E' - NVG.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 15, 1933
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DEATH  FOLLOWS  WEEK'S  ILLNESS
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John Lee, Lifelong Resident of Shelby County
Died Today From Paralysis
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          John Lee, lifelong resident of Shelby county, died at 10:00 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ora Bennett, of 757 Third street.  Death was caused by paralysis and followed an illness of one week.
          At the time of death the deceased was sixty-eight years old, having been born November 16, 1865, in Shelby county.  His parents were  Hiram  and  Mary Elizabeth Bennett Lee.  Fifty-one years ago he was married to  Mary Jane Cowen, whose death occurred in July 1932.  Mr. Lee was a regular attendant at the Nazarene Church in this city.  He had resided in Shelbyville for the past fifteen years.
          Surviving are seven children, including three sons, Clarence Lee, of Washington township, Dillard  and  Russell, of this city, and four daughters, Mrs. Ora Cowen,  Mrs. Mary Atkins,  Mrs. Opal Hobbs  and  Mrs. Bennett, at whose home death occurred, all of this city.  A daughter, Mrs. Nellie Conover, died two years ago.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Lewis Creek Wesleyan Methodist church, at Lewis Creek, with the Rev. Addison, pastor of the church, officiating.  This will be preceded by short services at the C.F. Fix & Son mortuary.  Burial will be in the Patterson cemetery.
          Friends may call at the mortuary any time until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff



Obituary for Joseph N. Lee,  Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Monday, March 14, 1932
Obituary for Mary Jackson Lee, Saturday, January 9, 1932


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday,  December 2, 1929
Page 3 column 1
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DEATH SUMMONS ALFRED C. LEE
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Well Known Citizen, Former Representative
In Legislature, Passes Away
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HAD BEEN ILL FOR A YEAR
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          Alfred C. Lee, 63 years old, former representative from Shelby county in the Indiana Legislature, 115 Second street, this morning at 7:25 o'clock, following a year's illness from hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure.
         For 26 years Mr. Lee who was well known in Shelbyville and Shelby county, was in the employ of the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Traction Company, later with the Indianapolis and Southeastern Traction company, as chief lineman and electrician, making a record of being competent and highly dependable.
          Mr. Lee was the son of  William and Sarah Amos Lee  and was one of a family of six children.  He was born in this county September 20, 1866.  He spent his early life farming, moving to Shelbyville 32 years ago.  He was first employed by the Mutual Telephone Company in this city.
          In 1887 he was married to  Miss Henrietta Cheatham.  Two daughters  Miss Hazel Lee  of this city, and  Mrs. P. S. [Goldie Irene] Lowe, of Frankfort, Indiana, were born to them.  Mrs. Lee died in 1898.  In September 1899, Mr. Lee married again to  Miss Minnie Sampson, who survives.  He also leaves two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Lee was a member of Chilion Lodge of Knight of Pythias, of this city, which organization will participate in the funeral services.  He also was a member of the Springfield Life Association, formerly known as the Court of Honor.  He was the Shelby County Representative in the Legislature in 1919.
          The funeral service will be held at the home on second street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Arthur E. Cowley of the First Baptist church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.  Friends may see the remains at the home after 12 o'clock Tuesday.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Tom Lowe


Obituary for Roscoe Leland Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Tuesday, March 26, 1929


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, November 17, 1928
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VETERAN  DIES.
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          Lewis Lee,  age 75 years, died this morning at the Soldiers Home in Lafayette.  The body arrived at Fairland this afternoon at 2:45 o'clock.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Obituary for David Lee, Thursday, March 8, 1928
Obituary for Sarah Elizabeth Cochran Lee, August 13, 1926


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday March 9, 1922
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DIED  THURSDAY  NEAR  WALDRON
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J. N. Lee, Native Of Shelby County,
Died Following Illness Of Months
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HOLD  FUNERAL  SATURDAY
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          J. N. Lee, age fifty-eight years, died Thursday morning at two-thirty o'clock, at his home in Liberty township, one and one-half miles southwest of Waldron.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases with which he had suffered for four years.  Mr. Lee had been confined to his bed for eight months.
          Mr. Lee was a native of Shelby county, having been born in Hendricks township, November 5, 1863.  He was a son of John and Phoebe Lee.  He was married September 4, 1884 to  Miss Mary E. Drake.  Mr. Lee was a member of the Baptist church at Waldron.  He is survived by his widow; one son,  Dillard Lee, of Waldron; three daughters,  Mrs. George Gilman, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Roy Thompson, of Waldron, and   Mrs. Jacob Drake, of Lewis Creek; two half sisters,  Mrs. Elmer Bratton, of near Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Charles Nichols, of Indianapolis; and two half brothers, Will McGinnis, of Indianapolis and  James McGinnis, of Brownstown, Indiana.  Five grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning a ten o'clock at the Waldron Baptist church, the Rev. U.S. Johnson, the pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Hunter, pastor of the Lewis Creek  Wesleyan Methodist church.  Burial will be made in the Miller Cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Obituary for  Olga McCarty Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Saturday, April 16, 1921
Obituary for  Harry Lee, Shelby Democrat, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, December 19, 1918 (weekly paper) from Tuesday's daily


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 12, 1918
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DIED  THIS  MORNING
OF  FLU-PNEUMONIA
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Jesse Floyd Lee Victim of
Double Pneumonia at
Home of Father.
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(From Tuesday's Daily.)
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          Following a sickness of a little over a week's duration,  Jesse Floyd Lee  died this morning at 10:45 o'clock from double pneumonia developed from Spanish influenza.  He was twenty-eight years of age and was employed by the DePrez Manufacturing Company.
          Besides his father and mother,  Mr. and Mrs. George Lee,  of 215 north Noble street, where death occurred, he is survived by a wife and three children,  Emerson,  Dorothy  and  Wilma.  His wife's maiden name was  Miss Alta Pope.  His home up to the time of his sickness had been on center street.  He leaves two brothers,  Edward C. Lee,  of Walker street, and  Corporal Andrew C. Lee,  who is stationed at Camp McClellan, Ala., and is expected to arrive in this city tomorrow for his brother's funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Wednesday December 4, 1916
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EX-SHERIFF  OF  COUNTY
DIED  SUDDENLY  TODAY
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T. Howard Lee, of Sugar Creek Township,
Victim of Heart This Morning
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LIFE-LONG  RESIDENT  OF  COUNTY
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Elected Sheriff of Shelby County
on the Democratic Ticket in 1872
And Was Re-Elected to Second Term
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          Tilghman Howard Lee, 77 years old, ex-sheriff of Shelby county and one of the best known men of the county, died suddenly at his home, one-half mile west of Boggstown, in Sugar Creek township, at 9:30 o'clock this morning.  Mr. Lee had been in failing health for two years, but he did not complain this morning.  Death is thought to have been due to heart trouble.
          Mr. Lee was sitting on the edge of a water tank in the yard at his home when the attack came.  He was watching his son-in-law, Charles McDonald, work on the pump and make preparations to repair it.  Mrs. Lee was standing near and Mr. Lee had just spoken to her, saying that they would get in their machine and go to Fairland and get a pump, to replace the old one.  Mrs. Lee turned away and Mr. McDonald turned from his work and caught his father-in-law just in time to prevent him from falling to the ground.  He died a few minutes later.
          Mr. Lee had been a life-long resident of Shelby county, being born in Addison township, May 31, 1839.  He was the third of five children born to  Louis M. and Spicy (Campbell) Lee.  His early life was spent on a farm and at the age of twelve years, he began working by the month and continued work among strangers for fourteen years.
          February 23, 1865, he was married to Annie Hoop, a native of Moral township.  Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Lee began housekeeping on a farm in Sugar Creek township.
          Mr. Lee had been a life-long democrat and took active part in every campaign.  In the fall of 1872, he made the race and was elected sheriff of this county on the democratic ticket.  His first term of office in that capacity was above reproach and as a testimonial of his efficiency, his friends insisted that he make the race for that office again in 1874.  He was reelected for the second term and served the people of the county to the best of his ability.  Following the second tenure of office, he returned to his farm and had since resided there.  He has always been recognized as one of the most successful farmers in the county.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Stewart & Fix, undertakers in charge.
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Thursday December 5, 1916
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          Funeral services for the late  Howard Lee, who died suddenly at his home near Boggstown yesterday, will be held at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Boggstown Presbyterian Church, Rev. Todd, of Acton, the pastor, officiating.  The Masonic lodge of which he was a member will participate in the funeral services.  Mr. Lee was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian church and one of the county's most famous auctioneers.  Burial will be made in the family lot in the Boggstown cemetery, Stewart & Fix, undertakers in charge
Contributed by Barb Huff


Obituary for  Della Critzer Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Monday, May 31, 1915 
Obituary for  Bertha Farthing Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, January 28, 1915 


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 5, 1914 
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THOMAS  LEE  DIED  SUDDENLY
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          [John] Thomas Lee, aged sixty-one years, a well known resident of this city, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home, 502 South Tompkins street.  Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis suffered at two o'clock and death came at five-fifty o'clock.  During the summer Mr. Lee was confined to his home for nine weeks, suffering with rheumatism, but he seemed to have recovered completely from this affliction and for the last month had been working steadily as driver of a night cab from the Sorden livery barns.  He worked Saturday and Sunday morning and mentioned the fact to several persons that he was feeling fine.  Drs. T. G. Green,  Walter McFadden  and  W. H. Kennedy attended him during the afternoon but their efforts to save his life were in vain.  Mr. Lee was born and reared north of town and has spent his entire life in Shelby county.  He has been a member of the M. P. church since he was fifteen years old, and he also was a member of the Sons of Veterans organization.  Deceased is survived by his wife, three sons, Edward Lee, of this city;  Arthur Lee, of Kendallville,  Ind., and  Harry Lee, of Kokomo;  four grandchildren, two brothers, Alonzo  and  William Lee, both of Indianapolis, and three sisters, Mrs. Jane Gatewood, Indianapolis;  Mrs. Alice White  and  Mrs. Clara Burton, of Shelbyville.  The sudden death causes a great shock, and is the cause of deep sorrow on the part of hundreds of persons in this city and county.  The grief stricken family has the sympathy of every one in their dark hour of sadness and bereavement.  The funeral will be held at the late home on South Tompkins street Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. S. J. Cross, pastor of the West Street M. E. church officiating.  Burial will be made in the City Cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.  Friends may call at the home tonight from seven o'clock until nine and Tuesday morning from nine o'clock until the hour of the funeral.
Family note:  unmarked grave.- NVG
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, October 23, 1912
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          Mrs. Mary Lee  died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Seymour Ensminger,  three miles north of Fairland, at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning.  She was seventy years of age at the time of her death.  Paralysis and heart trouble, from which she had suffered for several weeks, caused her death.  Mrs. Lee is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Seymour Ensminger and  Mrs. Silas Harrell,  two sons,  Benjamin  of Fairland and  William  of Moral township, and two brothers,  Edward Hasler  of Knightstown and  Rudolph Hasler  of Brandywine township.  The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Brandywine M. E. church, the Rev. Guthrie of Connersville officiating.  Burial will be made in the Brandywine cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Obituary for Elmer Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana, Wednesday, October 25, 1911 
Obituary for Albert Lee, Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, September 1, 1910 


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday May 31, 1910
Page 1 column 4
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Abraham Lee, aged fifty-six, died at the county infirmary at 4 o'clock Monday morning, following a severe stroke of paralysis.  The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  Interment in the Patterson cemetery in charge of  D. B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday December 6, 1909
Page 5 column 2
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          Mrs. William [Emma] Lee  died at her home in Marietta at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 5, 1909, aged about thirty-five years.  She leaves her husband and a daughter [Edna] twelve years of age.  Mrs. Lee had been ill for several months, and her death was not unexpected.  The funeral services will be held at the M.P. church in Marietta Tuesday afternoon, and interment will be made in the Miller cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
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SHELBY  COUNTY  DEATH  RECORDS
Emma Lee
Born August 3, 1864 Indiana
Died December 5, 1909 Shelby County
Father:  John McKinney
Mother:  Anna Mullen
Husband:  William
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Contributed by Barb Huff for  Ellen Dalton


The  Shelby  Democrat
Friday July 30, 1909
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JAMES  M. LEE  DEAD
Well Known Resident of Shelby Township Passes Away
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          James M. Lee  died at his home in Shelby township at 3:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, aged fifty-three years, four months and fifteen days.  He is survived by his wife, six sons and two daughters.  They are  John W.,  Shelby C.,  Roscoe L.,  Stanton J.,  Delzie R. Lee  and  Misses Scinnora  and  Dora M. Lee.  Five brothers and one sister also survive.  The funeral will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist church at 3 p.m. Sunday August 1st, the Rev. Mr. Burkhart, of the Christian church, officiating.
          The deceased was of a quiet, unassuming disposition and industrious and accommodating in all his relations with his neighbors and was universally respected by a large circle of acquaintances.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
[Buried Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery]

Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ethel


Obituary for Clara Williams Lee, The Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, August 15, 1907 


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 20, 1906
Page 2 column 3
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RESPECTED  CITIZEN  PASSES  TO  HIS  REWARD
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Andrew J. Lee Died At His Home
In Moral Township Sunday Morning
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ENTIRE  LIFE  HAD  BEEN  SPENT
IN  SHELBY  COUNTY
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His Name Has Long Stood As A Synonym
For Honesty In Public And Private Dealings
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BURIAL  TUESDAY  AFTERNOON
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(From Monday's Daily)
          Shelby County lost one of her foremost and respected citizens when  Andrew J. Lee  passed away at his home in Moral township, Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock, after a lingering illness of several months.  About a week ago, Mr. Lee suffered a stroke akin to paralysis and since then his death has been but a question of time.
          Mr. Lee was born in Shelby county, in the neighborhood of the county asylum, on September 1, 1835*, making him at the time of his death, seventy-one years and fifteen days old. His entire life has been spent in Shelby county, and he was a good type of a man, who by industry, honesty and frugality attained a competence in this world's goods.
          In 1860, he was united in marriage to  Mary Hasler, and their life has been an ideal one ever since.  To this union was born six children, two of which answered the Master's call before the death of the father.
          Mr. Lee is survived by the widow and four children;  Benjamin  and  William Lee,  Mrs. Seymour Ensminger  and  Mrs. Silas Harrell, in addition to a large circle of relatives and friends.
          The funeral services will be held at the late home, Tuesday afternoon, at one o'clock.  The Rev. E.R. Vest, of Fairland, will officiate.  Interment in the Brandywine cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
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* Note from Mary Harrell Sesniak:  This obituary indicates Andrew Lee was born September 1, 1835 in Shelby Co, and at the time of death was 71Y, 15D.  Andrew's tombstone inscription from Brandywine Cemetery shows Sep 1, 1839, age 67Y, 15D.  He shares a stone with his wife,  Mary E. (Hasler) Lee.



Obituary for Theodore Lee, 1902


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 20, 1900
Page 8 column 3
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          James Frank Lee, brother of  Theodore Lee, of this city and  David Lee  of Washington township, died at his home in Howard county Saturday December 15th aged 69 years ad five months.  Mr. Lee's family lived in Washington township, this county.  In 1879 he moved to Howard county.  His remains were brought to this city on the 11:45 train Monday and were taken to the Winchester cemetery for interment in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ethel


Obituary for  Gertie Lee,  Thursday, February 22, 1900
Obituary for  Nora Lee, December 21, 1897


The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Tuesday March 24, 1896
Page 4 column 3
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          Mrs. Anna (McCoy) Lee  was born in the State of Kentucky July 11, 1811.  She moved with her parents to Indiana in 1821, settled bear Springhill, Decatur county, Indiana.  She was united in marriage to  John Lee, September 11, 1828.  Unto them were born thirteen children of whom six are living.  She united with the Baptist church at Mt. Moriah in 1848.  She departed this life at the home of her son, Charles Lee, in St. Omer, March 14, 1894, aged 84 years, 8 months and 26 days.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 9, 1896
Page 3 column 3
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          William W. Lee  died at his home, three miles east of town at seven o'clock a.m., Friday, January 3rd, of heart trouble, age sixty-eight years, seven months and twenty days.  Lee was a widower and his only companion was a young man.  Yesterday morning he went out to feed his chickens and in returning he fell dead in an old shed.  The boy soon notified the neighbors who gathered in and sent for the undertaker.
          Deceased served in the late war in the 33rd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was a member in good standing of Dumont Post No 18 GAR, under whose auspices he was buried Sunday, January 5th, at two p.m. at the Winchester church.  The cortege will leave the house at twelve sharp, in charge of Cummins & Edwards.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ethel



Susan Amsden Lee, Monday, September 24, 1894


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 26, 1892
Page 3 column 3
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          Herman sic Hiram Lee died at his son-in-law's residence,  Henry Cawein  in East Hendricks township, at 11:45 Monday evening, age 77 years.  He was buried Wednesday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the Patterson graveyard.  Services at the house at 10 a.m. by Rev. Samuel Hawkins. D.B. Wlson & Son funeral directors.
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Patterson Cemetery
Jackson Township
Hiram Lee
Jan 12, 1815 - May 30, 1892
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Contributed by Barb Huff



Cora Havens Lee, obituary, Thursday, May 3, 1889


The  Daily  Republican
Saturday October 15, 1887
Page 4 column 2
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          Mary, wife of Hiram Lee, of Washington township, died at 10 o'clock a.m. on Friday aged fifty-six years.  The remains were interred at the Patterson graveyard at 10 o'clock a.m. today. D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday September 7, 1887
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          Mrs. Mary Lee died at her home in Pinhook this morning, aged about seventy years.
Contributed by Barb Huff




The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Thursday, October 27, 1881
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          Mrs. Mason Lee,  of Van Buren township, died yesterday afternoon and will be buried at two o'clock p.m. to-morrow.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The   Shelbyville   Weekly   Volunteer
Thursday January 30, 1879
Page 3 column 4
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DIED
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          LEE—At his residence in Washington township, Thursday morning at 4 o'clock, of lung fever, James N. Lee, in the 77th year of his age. Funeral Friday at 2 o'clock p.m. at Winchester church.  Deceased was one of the oldest settlers on the county, and leaves a large circle of warm and attached friends to mourn his loss.
[Buried Winchester Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ethel

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