|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1851|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1920|
Edwin C. Lee was born December 28, 1851 in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin (other sources state Albany, Green County, Wisconsin). His father, William Lee, was a tailor who had immigrated from England and married Caroline in New York where their first two children were born. The family then moved to Albany, Wisconsin where they had three more children—Edwin being the youngest.
The William Lee family moved to Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, where Edwin met and married Josephine Brandt on September 27, 1873. On the census record, Edwin lists his occupation as "laborer."
Edwin and Josephine's first child died as an infant but they went on to have four more children—three of them born in Iowa and the youngest born in the Dakota Territory in 1884. By 1895, the family had returned to Decorah, Iowa, then moved to Minnesota, living first in Freeland, then Hammer, and settling in St. Cloud, where Edwin died of influenza at the age of 68.
Edwin was survived by his wife, Josephine, two daughters, Ada Shackleton of Canby, Minnesota, and Minnie Nygaard of St. Cloud; and two sons, George of Oxford, South Dakota, and Clarence of Aldrich, Minnesota.
Edwin is buried in the North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Death Claims Edwin C. Lee
Was Native of Wisconsin; Lived in Iowa before coming here.
Father of Mrs. J. Nygaard of St. Cloud; Funeral Tuesday
The death of Edwin C. Lee occurred at his home, 827 3rd Ave. So., St. Cloud, at 1:35 o'clock Sunday morning, February 22, 1920, at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 25 days.
Mr. Lee was born at Racine, Wisconsin, December 28, 1851. He made his home with his sisters at Decorah, Ia., during his boyhood, as his mother died while he was quite young.
On September 27, 1872 he was married to Josephine Brandt. To this union were born five children, Geo. E. of Castlewood, South Dakota, Clarence W. of Verndale, Minn., Mrs. D. M. Shackleton of Canby, Minn., Mrs. Joe Nygaard of St. Cloud, Minn. With the exception of one child who died in infancy, the children survive, with his wife, one sister, Mrs. J. N. Smith of Postville, Iowa and one brother, Walter Lee of Decorah, Ia., also eleven grandchildren to mourn his death.
The funeral service will be held from the Glass Undertaking Parlors, Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. February 24. Rev. Ira D. Alvord of the First Baptist church officiating of which demonination Mr. Lee was a member.St. Cloud Times, February 23, 1920
Lee Funeral This Morning
Private services for the late Edwin C. Lee, who died Sunday were held this morning at a local undertaking establishment, at ten o'clock. The body was placed in North Star vault.
Several relatives from out of town attended the funeral, including Mr. Lee's son, Geo. E. Lee, of Castlewood, S.D., and his daughter, Mrs. D. M. Shackelton of Canby, Minn. Rev. Ira D. Alvoid officiated.
St. Cloud Times, February 24, 1920
William C Lee (1816 - 1902)
Josephine Brandt Lee (1856 - 1940)
George Edwin Lee (1875 - 1958)*
Addie Lee Shackelton (1877 - 1959)*
Minnie E Lee Nygaard (1880 - 1963)*
Clarence William Lee (1884 - 1954)*
Susan Sophia Lee Smith (1838 - 1921)*
Marie E Lee Yarwood (1843 - 1908)*
Edwin C Lee (1851 - 1920)
North Star Cemetery
Plot: Lot 548, Grave 4 (S gate, N 25' to pine tree)
Created by: Nancy Stout
Record added: Jun 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112904346