Obit: Lee, Samuel (1829 – 1907)
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Surnames: Lee, Cant, Hadly, Thompson
----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 3/21/1907
Lee, Samuel (21 Mar 1829 – 23 Feb 1907)
Samuel Lee was born in Collinham, Nottinghamshire, England, on March 21, 1829, residing in that country until May, 1833 when he moved to the United States, making his home in Fairchild Wis. until 1900 when, seeking a more genial climate he came to Conway, SC where he remained until he passed away on Feb. 28, 1607. Was married to Miss Mary Cant of Pickworth, Lincolnshire, England, who survives him. Of their several children but two survive, Mr. J. Lewis Lee and Mrs. Mary L. Hadly, both of Homewood, SC. One daughter, Mrs. Thos. Thompson passed to the beyond Aug. 14, 1897 at Fairchild, Wis., the others, all that was mortal of them was laid to rest in England.
Deceased was a devoted husband and father, honorable upright, industrious, always doing his best according to the light he had, struggling bravely to overcome reverses that might have daunted many a younger and stronger man he finally succumbed to an attack of lagrippe which aggravated a chronic disease of long standing and confined him to his bed for one month. During his intense sufferings those who were privileged to be near him perceived a deep beyond thankfulness of spirit, in fact he often said he would never know how to thank all his friends for their kindness as well as the great Giver of all good. On the morning of Feb. 23 1907 he tenderly bade farewell to the family and passed to the Great beyond at 9:45. The remains were interred in family burying ground at Homewood near the woods he loved so well the music of the pines and the song of the mocking bird, a fit resting place for one whose life had been marked by unostentation and simplicity.
-The Field, Conway SC
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