Samuel J. Lee was born 29 June 1879 in Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois, to Samuel Lenton Lee and Louisa M. Brandenberger. Samuel was the oldest child, but all his siblings predeceased him except Christine “Crissie” (Lee) Burkhardt and Lorene “Nene” (Lee) Penneman.
Sam Lee married Dorothy “Dottie” Adele Aiken on 1 December 1906 in Bunker Hill, and their son Lloyd Eugene “Gene” Lee was born the next year. The family had moved to St. Louis by 1910, possibly so he could attend St. Louis College of Pharmacy, from which he graduated. (He was a member of the Alumni Association for 64 years.) He lived in St. Louis the rest of his life, and operated a drugstore for 54 years.
Dottie Lee died in 1953, and Sam lived 11 years longer without her. He died 24 September, 1964.
Samuel J. Lee is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Notes, Sources, and References:
1) Family treasure chest of Lee clippings and photos.
2) Samuel J. Lee Find A Grave Memorial # 56893479 at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=64785&GRid=56893479&.
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