Category Archives: LEE

Happy Birthday, Uncle Willy!

157 years ago, 16 June 1862, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, Lewellyn Lee was born to Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee.  Uncle Willy was the brother of my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee Weaver. I got to know Uncle … Continue reading

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Happy 93rd Anniversary, Cousin Roy and Evelyn!

It was 93 years ago today, 14 June 1926, that my grandfather’s cousin, Roy Thomas Churches married Evelyn Harriet Lockwood in downtown Farmington.   Roy would have been my first cousin, twice removed. Roy Thomas Churches was born 15 October 1901 … Continue reading

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Remembering GGG Granduncle Richard Lee

  My Uncle Richard Lee was born 3 March 1808 in West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York, to William and Mary Summers Lee.  For the longest time the only information I had about him was the entry in the Lee … Continue reading

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Memories of Grandpa Lee’s Aunt Myra

My grandfather’s Aunt Myra, his mother’s sister, Hannah Almira Lee Churches, was born 4 December 1864, in Southfield, Michigan.  On 26 March 1891, in Pontiac, Michigan, she married Robert Richard Churches.  Five and a half years later, her younger sister, … Continue reading

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The rain finally stopped, so part 2 …

Made it to Acacia Park Cemetery with all of the peonies from Grandmother Weaver’s plant that had bloomed — the rain had been constant and I was sure the blooms were going to be destroyed.   But, there were enough to … Continue reading

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Dear Aunt Ora, What were your parents thinking?

It was 145 years ago, 29 May 1874, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, that my grandfather’s Aunt Ora was born to Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee.  Yes, that makes her full name Ora Lee.   Now, say it out loud!  … Continue reading

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Happy 226th Anniversary Grandparents Lee

On 27 May 1793, William Lee and Mary Summers, my four times great grandparents, were wed in Guilford, Connecticut.  Their union produced 8 children:  Chauncey (1794), William (1796), Harvey (1798), Horatio (1800) [my three times great grandfather], Mary Ann (1804) … Continue reading

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