Obit: Lee, Robert E. (1895 - 1953)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Lee, Wellers, Woodward, Brown, Taylor, Platt, Sheppard, Williamson 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 10, 1953  

Lee, Robert E. (12 April 1895 - 27 August 1953) 

Robert E. Lee, 58, 3744 Edmund Blvd, Minneapolis, Minn. once a Neillsville printer, died Monday, August 27, at his home after several months illness.   

Funeral services were held August 31, at 2 p.m. from the Listoe and Wold Chapel in St. Paul.  Masonic services, under the auspices of the Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 5, were conducted.  Interment was in the Acacia Park Cemetery in St. Paul.  

Mr. Lee was born April 12, 1895, at Fifield, Wis., to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lee.  He came to Neillsville when he was three years old and attended the city schools.  After finishing his schooling he learned the printing trade under L. Williamson, editor of the old Neillsville Press.  In 1919 he went to St. Paul to work for Dispatch Printing Co. and at the time of his death he had been superintendent of the composing room for the last 17 years.  

He was a member of the Congregational Church; member of Blue Lodge, A. F. & M.; Minnesota Chapter No. 1 Royal Arch Masons; St. Paul Council No. 1; Damascus Commandery and Osman Temple AAONMS and was active in the American Legion.  He served in the First World War. 

He was married June 24, 1916, to Marie Wellers of Platteville, who taught in the Neillsville schools at one time.  They had no children. 

Surviving him besides his widow are two sisters, Mr. L. C. Woodward and Mrs. Herbert L. Brown, both of Neillsville, and a nephew F. L. Woodward of Chicago. 

Those from out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Brown, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Woodward, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Taylor and daughter, Madison; Miss Georgia Wellers, Bert Wellers, Frank Platt and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sheppard, all of Platteville. 



Saxophone Musicians, Left to right: Matthew Scherer, Leo Miller, Tubby Lowe & Bob Lee


1900 Federal Census, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Robert E Lee 
Age: 5, Apr 1895
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Son
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's name: Hattie Lee
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Single
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Hattie Lee 41,  July 1858
Bessie Lee 15, Oct. 1884
Hazel I Lee 10,  Aug. 1889
Robert E Lee 5, Apr 1895  

1910 Federal Census, Neillsville Ward 3, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Robert Lee
Age in 1910: 15 yrs.
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Mother's name: Harriet Lee
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members
Harriet Lee 50 yrs., Widowed, mother of 3 children, 3 living; both parents b. PA
Hazel Lee 20
Robert Lee 15

1930 Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota


Name: Robert E Lee
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Age: 34
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Head of House
Spouse's name: Marie W. Lee
Race: White
Occupation: Forman at a daily newspaper
Education: yes
Military Service: yes, WW
Rent/home value: $6,000
Age at first marriage: 30 yrs.
Parents' birthplace: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
Household Members
Robert E Lee 34
Marie W Lee 38, b. WI,  Public School teacher, Age at first marriage: 34 yrs., both parents born Germany


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Obit: Lee, Harriet (1859 - 1929)



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