Monday, June 29, 2009

John Raymond Lee and Annie Eliza Keele

John Raymond Lee photo John Raymond Lee born 28 August 1877 in Minersville, Beaver, Utah to John Nelson Lee and Melissa Keziah Rollins, died 19 July 1963 Toole, Toole, Utah, buried 23 July in Delta, Millard, Utah. John married 22 April 1896 in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada Annie Eliza Keele born 14 March 1881 in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada to David Keele and Eliza Jane Geary.

John R Lee Obituary
"Willard, Box Elder County--John Raymond Lee, 85, Willard, died of a heart ailment Friday morning in a Tooele hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1877, in Minersville, Beaver County, to John Neilsen and Mellisa K. Rollins Lee. Married Annie Eliza Keele in Panaca, Nev., in 1895. She died Sept. 22, 1921. Married Hattie Bliss in 1924 in Delta. She died 1927. He married Mary Lemmon in 1934. She died in January, 1963. Active member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an orchard farmer and had farmed in various other Utah and Nevada communities. Survivors: sons, daughters; Mrs. Albert (Myrtle) Kesler, Tooele; Mrs. Mervin (Ada) Edwards, Minersville; Jessie Lee, Delta; Harold Lee, Kearns; Mrs Estella Edwards, Cedar City; Mrs. Hans (Melba) Claussen and Mrs. Margeretta Duncan, Winock, Wash.; Mrs. John (Mae) Munson, Belflowers, Calif.; Miss Dessie Lee, Douglas, Ariz.; Leo Lee, San Bernardino, Calif.; 83 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester, Panaca; Porter, Caliente, Nev.; stepchildren, Earl Lemmon, Las Vegas; Ira and Orvin Lemmon, both Willard; Cleon, Anaheim, Calif.; Mrs. Esther Stolker, Blackfoot, Idaho; Mrs. Genova Robinson, Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral Tuesday, 11 a.m., in Willard LDS Chapel. Friends may call at Harold B. Felt Funeral Home, Brigham City, Monday, 7-9 p.m., and at chapel 9 a.m. until service. Burial in Delta Cemetery. Salt Lake City."

John Raymond Lee and Children
Reunion Tooele, Utah.

John Raymond Lee Family

Back row: (inserted) Lester Lee, Mae Lee Munson, Guy Lee, Dessie Lee, Jesse Lee, James Horald Lee, Estella Lee Edwards, Melba Lee Claussen.

Front row: Ada Lee Griffiths, Myrtle Lee Kesler, John Raymond Lee, Mary Lowe Lemon Lee, Birdetta Lee Mickelson, Marge (Margaretta) Lee.
John Raymond Lee family photo

John Raymond Lee
Family Reunion
Children, Grandchildren,
& Greats

Back row: unk, JohnMunson-husb of Mae, unk, John Munson-son of Mae, unk, unk, Dona Kesler, unk, Ray Munson-husb of Georgia-daughter of Birdie , Guy Lee, Tillie Lee-wife of Guy, Jesse Lee, James Horald Lee, unk, George Mickelson-husb of Birdie, Betty Kesler-dau of Myrtle, child in arms of Nina-wife of Jesse Lee, Albert Kesler-husb of Myrtle, Annie Kesler? -dau of Myrtle, unk of Myrtle, Ethel Kesler?-dau of Myrtle, Lee-son of Myrtle, Jennie-wife of James Lee.

Center Row:Unk, Mae Munson, Edessa Lee, Ada Griffiths, Myrtle Kesler, John Raymond Lee, Mary Lemon Lee, Birdie Mickelson and grandchild Linda, Melba Claussen, Marge (Margaretta) Lee, Stella Edwards with child, Georgia-daughter of Birdie Lee Mickelson.

Front Row: unk, unk, unk, unk, Alma Dalton-husband of Betty, unk, Betty Lee Dalton-dau of Jesse Lee with her baby Danny Lee Dalton, Darcia Ann Dalton-dau of Betty Dalton, Marion Kesler?, unk male with boy, unk girl, Raymon Lee-son of James, Flora Monson- dau of Mae, Jack Kesler?, Helen Lee-dau of James, Veryl Don Kesler-son of Myrtle, Sharon Lee-dau of James.

Daughter Myrtle Idonna Lee born 30 October 1896 in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, died 5 July 1969 Tooele, Utah, buried 9 July in Tooele, Utah, Tooele City Cemetery. Myrtle married 8 October 1913 in St George, Washington, Utah Albert Gillens Kesler born 10 July 1889 Salt Lake City, Utah to Fredrick Kesler Jr and Sophia B Howlard, and died 28 May 1975 Tooele, Utah, buried Tooele City Cemetery.

Children: Lee Howard Kesler born Minersville, Utah 2 June 1914 , died 10 July 1964, Salt Lake City, Utah, buried Tooele, Utah, married Edith Nora Richardson born 16 February 1915 Price, Utah to James Charles Richardson and Sadie Ray Nielson. Edith died 12 June 1995 Salt Lake city, Utah, buried Tooele, Utah. Ethel Alberta Kesler born 3 November 1915 Minersville, Beaver, Utah, married 5 May 1931 Tooele, Utah John Alvin Anderson born 18 January 1903 Grantsville, Toole, Utah to Carl A Anderson and Emma Halt. Ethel died 1992. Her children: Dixie Louise Anderson born 11 September 1938 Grantsville, Tooele, Utah; Carl Albert Anderson born 6 May 1940 Tooele, Utah; Rex Alvin Anderson born 27 February 1942 Tooele, Utah, Jackie Rnee Anderson born 15 January 1945 Tooele, Utah, and Hoy Allen Anderson born 16 May 1950 Tooele, Utah. Earnest Jack Kesler 1917-, Marion Ray Kesler 1919-. Annie Mae Kesler born 8 August 1921 Delta, Millard, Utah, married 29 September 1939 in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah George Alonzo Clarke born 7 July 1909 Antelope, Tooele, Utah to Edward Clarke and Mary Lucy Dispain, and died 12/21 May 1958, buried Grantsville City Cemetery, Utah. Annie died 4 April 1984, buried Grantsville City Cemetery. Annie's children: Edward Marcellous Clarke born 31 August 1940 Tooele, Utah; Guy Albert Clarke born 21 September 1942 Salt Lake City, Utah;24 April 1950 Tooele, Utah; John Thomas Clarke born 7 June 1947 Tooele, Utah, married Carlene; Terry Lynn Clarke born 17 May 1949 Tooele, Utah; Patricia Ann Clarke born 24 April 1950, Tooele, Utah; Jerry Clarke born 19 August 1952 Tooele, Utah; Danny Ray Clarke born 8 May 1955 Tooele, Utah, married 8 January 1972 Evelyn Montoyo, child Danelle Clarke born 29 June 1978; and Michael D. Clark born 5 September 1956. Idonna Kesler 1923-1999. Betty Rae Kesler born 15 June 1926 Hinckley, Millard, Utah, married 29 September 1939 George Edwards with children: Gene Robert Edwards born 14 August 1941 Tooele, Utah; Lester Dean Edwards born 6 September 1946 Tooele, Utah; and Lynn Edwards born 20 November 1951. Veryl Don Kesler 1931-. Calvin Dean Kesler born 1938, married Patricia, lives in American Fork, Utah (2011), with three children, and adopted Julie.

Daughter Ada Evelyn Lee born 16 March 1898 in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, died 26 December 1979, and buried in Minersville, Beaver, Utah. She married 8 April 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah Reese Griffiths born 30 January1893 Adamsville, Utah to John Morgan Griffiths and Nellie May Burke. Reese died 29 October 1945 Minersville, Beaver, Utah, buried in the Beaver Cemetery.

Children: Reginald Stanley Griffiths born 5 February 1915 Minersville, Beaver, Utah , married 26 September 1935 Margaret Celia Campbell born 20 January 1916 Salt Lake City, Utah to William S Campbell and Martha McClain. Reginald's children: Ronald William Griffiths born 28 December 1936 Salt Lake City, Utah, and Celia Giffiths born 19 May 1942 Salt Lake City, Utah. LaBerta Griffiths born 23 October 1917 Minersville, Beaver, Utah, married 18 January 1943 Ely, White Pine, Nevada Holly Winfred Bobo born 7 June 1917 Aberdeen Mississippi to Lewis Holly Bobo. LaBerta died 1985. Her children: Barbara JoAnn Bobo born 2 Ocober 1946 Cedar city, Iron, Utah and Fred LaVon Bobo born 21 March 1948 Cedar city, Iron, Utah. Lewis Lavon Griffiths born 13 May 1920 Parowan, Iron, Utah, married 26 May 1947 Wanda J. Yardley. Horald Elman Griffiths born 18 April 1922 Minersville, Beaver, Utah, married 15 April 1943 Mary Louise Aff, and died 2007. Evelyn Nellie Griffiths born 17 August 1924 Minersville, Beaver, Utah, married 7 June 1941 Beaver, Utah Keith Bernard Warby born to Henry Bernard Warby and Elizabeth Evelyn White. Nellie died 2006. Children: Larry Keith Warby born 21 August 1944 Sebring, Highlands, Florida, and Rita Sue Warby born 3 January 1946 born Beaver, Utah. John Morgan Griffiths born 1 October 1926, Ephraim, SanPete, Utah, and died 1996. Melba May Griffiths born 13 December 1929 Minersville, Beaver, Utah, married 2 December 1944 Quartzite, Arizona Paul Buddy Smith born 7 January 1924 Roswell, New Mexico to Welliard Smith and Luttie Nesbitt, with child Roger Clayton Smith born 6 February 1949 Emmit, California. Lee Richard Griffiths born 15 April 1933 Salt Lake City, Utah and died 10 Sept 1939. Lolita Jean Griffiths born 1 March 1938 Minersville, Beaver, Utah. David Reese Griffiths born 12 March 1941 Cedar City, Iron, Utah. Robert Lane Griffiths born 2 August 1944 Milford, Beaver, Utah.

Ada married 20 April 1949 Mervin Lorin Edwards (1898-1992).

Son Jesse Raymond Lee born 25 August 1899 in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, died 23 August 1983, and buried 25 August in Delta, Millard, Utah. He married 4 February 1921 in Tooele, Tooele, Utah Nina Charlotte Adamson born 2 September 1903 Tooele, Utah to David Kennington Adamson and Lucy Ann Martin. Charlotte died 1989.

Children: Raymond Willis Lee born and died 4 March 1922 Delta, Millard, Utah, living 10 minutes.  Betty Jo Lee born 25 June 1926 Delta, Millard, Utah, married Alma Dalton 5 February 1946, and died 1998. Alma died January 30, 1958 Veterans Hospital Salt Lake City, Utah, leaving daughter Darcia Ann Dalton, sons Danny Lee Dalton, Douglas Earl Dalton, Jesse Lee Dalton, and Rocky Allen Dalton. Wanda Mae Lougy Lee born 21 May 1933 Tooele, Utah (adopted.)

Daughter Leah Birdetta Lee born 17 December 1900 in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, died 10 July 1990 Los Angeles, California, buried Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Utah. Leah married 28 October 1916 in Beaver, Beaver, Utah George Rasmus Mickelson born 17 October 1884 Parowan, Iron, Utah to Neils Mickelson and Hannah Taylor. George died July1957 Parowan, Iron, Utah, also buried Parowan City Cemetery.

Children: Niels Arthur Mickelson born 20 August 1917 Parowan, Iron, Utah, married 4 July 1941 Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon Hannah Jordan born 15 May 1919 Cedar City, Iron, Utah to William Franklin Jordon and Caroline Ahlstrom. Niels died after 1951. Child: Dianne Christy Mickelson born 10 November 1951 Los Angeles, California. Georgia Mickelson born 20 January 1920 Parowan, Iron, Utah, married 24 September 1941 Ely, White Pine, Nevada Ray Milton Munson born 24 June 1916 Circleville, Piute, Utah to Silas Peter Munson and Serena Maria Hansen. Georgia died after 1942. Child: Linda Ray Munson born 15 December 1942 Cedar city, Iron, Utah. Elsie Beryle Mickelson born 27 March 1925 Parowan, Iron, Utah, married 26 October 1945 Parowan, Iron, Utah De Wayne Nielson Ahlstrom born 1 November 1919 Parowan, Iron, Utah to Byron Ahlstrom and Genna Estella Neilson. Elsie's children: Terry Lee Ahlstrom born 11 November 1947 Los Angeles, California, Mary Ann Ahlstrom born 15 April 1949 Los Angeles, California, and Thomas Howard Ahlstrom born 13 May 1958 Los Angeles, California. George Ramon Mickelson born 18 January 1929, Cedar city, Iron, Utah.

Son James Horald Lee born 14 July1902 in Sunnyside, Nye, Nevada, died 24 March 1876 in Salt Lake City, Utah, buried 27 March at Redwood Memorial Estates in Salt Lake City, Utah. James married Jennie May Woodbury (1902-1998) in the Salt Lake Temple. More on blog.

Daughter Estella Lee born 26 September 1903 in Lund, White Pine, Nevada, died 25 April 1990, and is buried in the Cedar City Cemetery, Iron, Utah. She married 28/29 August 1919 in Parowan, Utah William Dudley Edwards born 17 April 1894/6 St Thomas, Nevada to William Henry Edwards and Ada May Clark. Estella died in 1958. William died 14 March 1958 Cedar City, Utah of Coronary Thromboses.

Children: Ramona Edwards born 26/27 May 1921 Cedar City, Iron, Utah, married 15 August 1941 Nells Williams born Kanarraville to Joseph Williams and Mary Pollock. Second marriage 1944 to Wallace Sherratt born 23 September 1923 Cedar City, Utah to Merdell Sherratt and Megnoneitte Adams, with children Mechauelle Sherrett born 19 July 1942 Cedar City, Utah and William K Sherratt b 19 October 1952 Cedar City, Utah. Mildred Cleo Eddards born 24 April 1923 Hinckley, Millard, Utah, married Chris Ferule August 1938, and died 1979. William Dudley Edwards Jr. born 18 April 1927 Hinckley, Millard, Utah, married January 1950 Margery Dawn Adams born 3 April 1936 to Myles Adams and Nola May Hall, and died 1975, with childen William David Edwards born 20 September 1954, Erik Brian Edwards born 16 March 1965, Shannon Lee Edwards born 5 February 1971, and Christopher Michael Edwards born 20 February 1973.

 William Dudley Edwards with wife Margery Dawn 
and son William David Edwards
Contributed by
Shannon Edwards
Tucson, Arizona

Daughter Melba Lee born 29 March 1905 in Lund, White Pine, Nevada, and died 10 January 1996 in Winlock, Lewis, Washington. Melba married 3 August 1934 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada Hans Joachim Claussen born 1 October 1899 Leigh, Colfax, Nebraska to Nicholas Detlef Claussen and Mathilde (Matilda) Maria Rathmann. Hans died 1981.

Children: Guy Richard Claussen born 1 August 1935 Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, married 19 August 1956 Meridith Cothern. Nancy Lee Claussen born 2 April 1937 Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, married 5 September 1955 Raymond L. Clark. Linda Jean Claussen born 7 November 1940 Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, married 30 December 1961 Leif Tangvald. Kerry Nicholas Claussen born 24 April 1946 Centralia, Washington.

Son Guy Willis Lee born 20 December 1906 in Preston, White Pine, Nevada, died 24 August 1953 Salt Lake City, Utah, and buried Ely, White Pine, Nevada. He married 4 August 1945 in Preston, White Pine, Nevada Matilda (Tillie) Streuli born 31 March 1906 Zurich, Switzerland to Julius Streuli and Emma Kaegi, and died 1972. No children.

Son Porter LaVon Lee born 2 February 1908 in Preston, White Pine, Nevada and died 12 March 1908, buried in Preston.

Daughter Margaretta Lee born 1 March 1909 in Preston, White Pine, Nevada and died December 1985. She married 5 August 1924/5 in Hinckley, Millard, Utah Orville M Morris born 27 August 1907 Hinckley, Millard, Utah to Daniel A Morris and Sarah Alta Marshall.

Children: Helen Morris born 29 April 1926 Salt Lake City, Utah, married Frank Maitland. Deward M Morris born 24 January 1928 Hinckley, Millard, Utah. Orline LeRae Morris born 25 September 1932 Long Beach, Los Angeles, California. Margaretta and Orville divorced.

Margaretta married 15 May 1935 in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada Laurence Marker Unthank born 11 August 1910 Cedar City, Iron, Utah to William Pucill Unthank and Lula Rebecca Jessup. Child: Merlene Gay Unthank born 6 April 1945 Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada. Margaretta and Laurence divorced. Margaretta married Glen Duncan, they divorced.

Son Lester Nelson Lee born 7/18 December 1911 in McGill, White Pine, Nevada, died 10 August 1943 at sea in the South Pacific on board the cruiser Astoria, Navy seaman 2nd class. Named on a monument at Fort William McKinley in Manila, Philippines, Purple Heart Medal. Named on a monument in Ely, Nevada to soldiers killed in wars from White Pine County, dedicated in 1996, listing Lester N. Lee.

Daughter Ida Mae/May Lee born 21/22 April 1915 in Parowan, Iron, Utah and died 13 August 2000, last residence Yerington, Lyon, Nevada. Ida Mae married 20 July 1931 McGill, White Pine, Nevada John Afton Munson born 20 July 1910 Marysvale, Piute, Utah to Silas Peter Andrew Munson and Serina Maria Hansen.

Children: Flora Mae Munson born 13 November 1931 McGill, White Pine, Nevada, married 2 June 1951 St. George Temple Kurt John Mauerman born 15 September 1927 Salt Lake City, Utah to Otto Kurt Mauerman and Lucia Erna Rost. Flora's children: Lisa Ann Mauerman born 13 August 1959 Los Angeles, California (adopted.) Tod John Mauerman born 21 June 1961 Los Angeles, California (adopted.) John Lester Munson born 28 April 1935 McGill, White Pine, Nevada, married 30 November 1956 Los Angeles Temple Mryna Vermel Romney born 30 September 1936 Long Beach, California to Ellsworth Dee Romney and Eula Camille Randle. John's children: Lori Camille Munson born 6 January 1959 La Habra or Fullerton, Orange, California. Darin Lee Munson born 29 May 1961 LaHabra or Fullerton, Orange, California.

Daughter Elzada Lee born 19 July 1917 in Parowan, Iron, Utah and died 13 February 1925 in Delta, Millard, Utah of peritonitis due to ruptured appendix at age 7, buried in Delta, Millard, Utah, home in Hinckley.

Daughter Edessa Lee born 30 June 1920 in Sugarville, Millard, Utah, died 24 May 2002, as Edessa Lee, last residence Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington. Married Tonopah, Nevada 8 October 1939 William Geyer born Tonopah, Nevada. They divorced.

Hattie Bliss
John Raymond Lee
married in the Salt Lake Temple 2 October 1924 Harriet Theobald born 30 August 1887 to George Theobald and Naomi Ruth Tanner Duncan's Retreat, Washington, Utah, died 28 February 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah, buried Hinckley Cemetery, Millard, Utah.

Also known as Hattie, married 1 April 1908 Salt Lake Temple Norman Ingles Bliss, born 24 January 1875 Toquerville, Washington, Utah to Norman Ingles Bliss and Lydia Maria Stout. Norman died 12 August 1919 Hinckley, Millard, Utah.

Children of Harriet and Norman Bliss: Norman Stanley Bliss born 31 January 1909 Hinckley, Millard, Utah, and married Ada Heath. Mary Zelma Bliss born 19 January 1911 Abraham, Millard, Utah, and married James Elmer Trantuine. Charles Howard Bliss born 7 September 1912 Abraham, Millard, Utah, and married Barbara Alena Jensen. Theon Theobald Bliss born 7 june 1914 Abraham, Millard, Utah, and married 28 September 1940 Regina Brockett. Jesse Max Bliss born 24 March 1916 Hinckley, Millard, Utah, and married 18 August 1941 Sylvia Mayer. Ferron Lane Bliss born 5 January 1918 Hinckley, Millard, Utah, and married 3 April 1946 Julia Hinlinson. George Ingles Bliss born 14 July 1919 Hinckley, Millard, Utah, and married 21 March 1942 Elaine Simpson.

Children of John Raymond Lee and Harriett Theobald:

Son Leo J Lee born 29 July 1925 in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, married 2 July 1948 in the Logan Temple, Cache, Utah Helen Harrop born to Raymond Earl Harrop and Mabel Lenora Ipsen.

Children: J Ronald Lee born 2 April 1949 Ogden, Weber, Utah. Terry Alan Lee born 22 March 1952 Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah. Leo Gene Lee born 13 November 1953 Victorville, San Bernardino, California. Cindy Lee born 16 April 1957 San Bernardino, California. Lisa Ann Lee born 5 July 1958 San Bernardino, California. Jon Ray Lee born 12 June 1960 San Bernardino, California.

Son Otto Lee born 29 January 1927 in Hinckley, Millard, Utah and drowned in a well 31 August 1928, Hinckley, Millard, Utah, buried 2 September 1928 in Hinckley.

Mary Lowe John Raymond Lee married 17 March 1933 Logan Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah Mary Elizabeth Lowe born 20 January 1869 in Box Elder County, Utah to Peter Lowe and Esther Ford, died 3 February 1962 in Box Elder County, Utah, and buried Williard. John and Mary had no children together. She previously married Alexander Lemon 13 May 1891 Logan Temple, and had children by him before he died.