|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1890|
According to the Shelby Country Register of deaths he was 42 yrs, 10M, 18D old. Cause of death: Gastritis.
He was the son of riverboat captain and founder of Lee Lines, Captain James Lee Sr. He enlisted during the Civil War and fought on the side of the Confederacy. Like his father and his brother James Lee Jr., Stacker became a riverboat Captain as well. In addition, many of the steamers were given names of family members and there was a Stacker Lee among the fleet. Interestingly enough there is some thought that the Stacker Lee was the inspiration for the steamboat in Edna Ferber's epic novel, Showboat.
Stacker Lee did marry and had a son named Samuel Stacker Lee Jr.
In March 28, 1876, the Memphis Daily Appeal had an article about high waters and how Captain James Lee was losing money with his favorite steamer, Phil Allin. He decided to let the fleet Idlewild, captained by his son Stacker Lee, take over the business till the waters receded. "Captain Stacker Lee will be glad to shake hands with all the friends of the Allin and his own at sharp five o'clock to-day, as he is a minute man, and will go on time.
April 4 1890
Captain Samuel Stacker Lee
Memphis, April 3--Captain Samuel Stacker Lee, well known in marine circles, and a brother of Captain James Lee, Jr., died this morning. He was Vice President of the Lee Line of steamers.
James Lee (1808 - 1889)
Samuel Stacker Lee (1875 - 1962)*
Plot: Lot 454 Evg Section
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Nov 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100315059
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