Joseph "Joe" Lee

Male 1886 - 1931  (44 years)


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  • Name Joseph "Joe" Lee  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 19 Jun 1886  Santa Ynez, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Rancher 
    Died 11 Apr 1931  Canoga Park, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried 14 Apr 1931  Chatsworth, California (Oakwood Memorial Park) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Person ID I1789  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2016 

    Father Joseph Christopher Lee,   b. 1 Mar 1849, Oregon Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1910, Los Angeles, California (Bellvue Hosp.) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Brown,   b. 1 May 1851, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1908, Los Angeles, California (Crocker St. Hosp.) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1880  Salinus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pearl Grant,   b. 13 Jan 1889, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1961, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1906  Los Angeles Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Joe Robert Lee,   b. 17 Jan 1907, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1954, Canoga Park, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joe and Pearl had a 160 acre dry farm (no irrigation) due north of Calabasas where the Platt Ranch is now. Joe tried for years to get water piped onto his ranch, but was unsuccessful because he was outside of the city of Los Angeles. The Lee's ranch house used to sit on a hill and it had a big screened porch where Pearl would sit sewing. They had a pear orchard. They also lived in Fallbrook at one time.

      Marie Mendenhall remembered her Uncle Joe as a friendly man. When she visited him at his ranch, he would always put her up on a horse. Aunt Pearl was beautiful, starched, with a perfect glowing smile.

      The couple lived in Calabasas in 1910 and 1920.

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      The Van Nuys News
      Monday, April 13, 1931, page 1
      RANCHER SUCCUMBS FROM HEART STROKE

      Joeseph Lee 44, rancher, of 5503 Topanga Canyon avenue, Canoga Park, succumbed at his home early Saturday morning as the result of a heart attack.

      Mrs. Pearl Lee, wife of the deceased, told police that her husband had been complaining of pains in the chest the day before.

      Early Saturday morning Mrs. Lee stated that she was awakened by a gurgling sound and found her husband gasping for breath. After giving him smelling salts she called for aid.

      Dr. J. M. Holt, family physician, was summoned and pronounced the man dead. The remains were removed to Shirrey & Walling mortuary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] Interview with Ray & Dessie Mendenhall and Barbara & Gene Davis., (EF#62, SN#111, 23 Apr 1977).

    2. [S589] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).

    3. [S619] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002).

    4. [S597] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    5. [S246] Visit to Oakwood Cemetery, Chatsworth, CA, (EF#84, SN#104, 3 May 1977).

    6. [S960] Obituary for Joseph Lee.

    7. [S1066] .

    8. [S1635] Death Certificate for Joseph Lee.

    9. [S804] Marriage record for Joseph C. Lee and Mary "Balam", (EF#170, SN#265, 7 Nov 1977).

    10. [S1534] California County Marriages.