Friday, January 25, 2013

Fridays With Frank: Frank L. Lee Grows Up

The Lee Family, c. 1887
(left to right)  Georgia Gill Lee, Frank Lewis Lee, Linus Virgil Lee,
Gilbert O. Lee, Daisy Lee
Sometime between 1883 and 1885, Gilbert and Georgia Lee moved their young family from Trimble County, Kentucky, to Albany, Missouri.  I've been unable to find out much of anything about their time in Albany, but I do know that Georgia's brother, James L. Gill, moved there also at about that same time. While in Albany, two more baby boys were born to Gilbert and Georgia Lee.  Linus Virgil was born on December 1, 1885, and Sidney Orin arrived on February 9, 1889.






Jackson School, Trimble County, Kentucky
Linus Virgil Lee (l), Frank Lewis Lee (center)
Photo taken in 1950
Inside Jackson School, Trimble County, Kentucky
Photo taken in 1950







Gilbert and Georgia soon moved their children back to Kentucky and settled into their old farmhouse in Trimble County.  My granddad, Frank, and younger sister, Daisy, went to Jackson School there.











By 1897, at the latest, the Lee family had moved to nearby La Grange, Kentucky, in Oldham County.  They had a house close to the railroad depot on Main Street in downtown La Grange.  Gilbert O. Lee was now Dr. Lee and opened his dental office in a downstairs room of the family home.  According to the Oldham County Kentucky School Census Reports, all the Lee children attended school in La Grange.  Frank attended until he was 19 years old in 1900.


Dr. G. O. Lee's Home and Dental Office
Main Street, La Grange, KY
c. 2008
Dr. G. O. Lee's name on the sidewalk in front of his home/office
c. 2008










































Hope you'll visit the blog for the next Amanuensis Monday to read Daisy Lee's own account of growing up in Trimble County.  AND in next week's Fridays With Frank, Granddad gets a career--and a wife!

12 comments:

  1. Have you checked out the Missouri Digital Heritage (http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/) site? They may have some information on Gentry County.

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    1. No, I haven't, Heather--but I certainly will. Thanks so much for the tip!

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  2. Welcome to GeneaBloggers...great title

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  3. Beth, I just found your blog today through a mention on GeneaBloggers. I love the photographs, especially the one of Dr. Lee's home. Did you take that shot yourself? Great color and framing.

    Best wishes as you continue blogging. Welcome to GeneaBloggers!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui! Yes, that's my photo. The house used to be painted white, but I love the color the new owners have given it.

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  4. Welcome to Geneablogger! My first week too!! Enjoyed your blog.

    Betty

    http://hooverhistory.blogspot.com/

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    1. Welcome to you, too, Betty! Thank you, and best of luck with your blog.

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  5. Welcome to Geneabloggers. i've been a member for about four months.

    Regards, Grant

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  6. Thank you, Grant! I'm excited about the journey on which this blog will take me!

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