|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1837|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1919|
Sam L. White ran JNO W. White & Son Hardware Auto Accessories business in Seiling, Oklahoma. In a letter dated January 28, 1919 he writes on the death of his grandmother:
Dear Uncle (Benjamin Luther Lee):
Well I have sad news to tell. Grandma (Margaret Scott Lee) died yesterday at day light. We had the funeral at 3 o'clock yesterday. We got Aunt Jane's (Louisa Jane Nasalroad Lee) letter saying that you were sick, so we didn't wire for you. You couldn't have got here anyway. She felt worse than common for about a week. I never thought of her dying until the last day or so. It just seems like she went to sleep and never waked up. She was conscious until the last. She didn't suffer much any of the time I don't think. She was just old and worn out. It sure seems hard to give her up, but we can all meet again in a better world. It is a road that we all have got to travel, and we never know when.
I have been home about ten days. I was discharged from Kelly Field, Texas. I hope Ray (Ray Lee) gets home soon.
Papa has been down most of the time for two months with the rheumatism. He doesn't get any better. I hope you are all well by this time.
Will write again soon,
Sam L. White
Biographical Sketch from: History of Grundy County, Missouri 1881:
Margaret Scott was born in Pike County, Missouri, January 1, 1837. She was a daughter of Andrew and Jane Scott, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of Virginia. They came to Missouri in 1822, settled in Pike County and lived there till they migrated to Grundy county in 1856, and located in Harrison Township where Mrs. Lee now lives. Her father died August 24, 1867, and her mother, February 27, 1870. Miss Scott was nineteen years of age when she came to Grundy County. She was united in marriage, April 30, 1861, to William Lee, who was a native of Clinton County, Missouri, born November 13, 1836. His parents were originally from Virginia, and his father died August 6, 1856, and his mother, in February, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Lee became the parents of five children, three of whom are living; viz., Benjamin L., born February 17, 1862; Joseph A., born January 24, 1864; and Ada, born September 4, 1871. Victoria died when four years of age, and Hettie when six. Mr. Lee died August 30, 1872. He was a man universally beloved by all who knew him, and esteemed for his social qualities. Mrs. Lee lives upon the homestead, and her sons, Benjamin and Joseph, are carrying on the farm. They deserve great credit for their industry and the affection shown their mother, and sister Ada. Mrs. Lee is a member of the Methodist Church, and the family is highly respected.
The Lees moved to Oklahoma after this was written. They were listed in the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census.
Andrew Jackson Scott (1795 - 1867)
Jane Rackerby Scott (1805 - 1870)
William Kendall Lee (1836 - 1872)*
Benjamin Luther Lee (1862 - 1936)*
Joseph Andrew Lee (1864 - 1945)*
Victoria Lee (1866 - 1870)*
Hester Lee (1869 - 1875)*
Ada Gay Lee White (1872 - 1914)*
Mary Ann Scott Dowell (1826 - 1923)*
Louisa Scott Cullers (1828 - 1907)*
Margaret Scott Lee (1837 - 1919)
Andrew Jackson Scott (1838 - 1918)*
Hiram Scott (1843 - 1900)*
Created by: Pamela
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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