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 Henry (Hans) Halvorsen <I>Skjold</I> Lee

Henry (Hans) Halvorsen Skjold Lee

Etne kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway
Death 28 May 1931 (aged 82)
West Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot 32356 section 132
Memorial ID 121794186 · View Source
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Henry H. Lee was an Norwegian immigrant success story rising from water tender to a very successful businessman owning harbor businesses. He lived mostly in the Norwegian enclave in Brooklyn but in his later life he built himself an estate in West Hempstead NY complete with sheep!
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There is some confusion about his birth year. On this grave stone it says 1853 but according to his marriage certificate it was May 30,1852 and according to the Etne birth records and a letter his daughter wrote it was actually March 18, 1849 so he seems to have made himself younger as he got older.

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  • Created by: Kitty Munson Cooper
  • Added: 16 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121794186
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry (Hans) Halvorsen Skjold Lee (18 Mar 1849–28 May 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121794186, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Kitty Munson Cooper (contributor 48299974) .