Nellie (Cullen) Lee

(July 24, 1866 - August 12, 1946)


The Lusk Herald
August 15, 1946


Mrs. George Lee Dies in California

Charles Lee of Lance Creek arrived in Lusk Wednesday from Crescent City, Calif., where he had been to see his mother, only to receive a telegram telling of her death.

Mrs. George Lee was badly burned in a gas stove explosion July 27 and her son Charles of Lance Creek had gone to be with her but she seemed to be improving so he returned home, only to be greeted by the tragic news upon his arrival.

Mr. and Mrs. George O. Lee left Wyoming last May to stay with their son Fred at Crescent City, Calif. After her accident Mrs. Lee was taken to Knopp Hospital where she passed away Monday, August 12 at the age of 80 years.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lee came to Wyoming in 1913 from Tyndall, South Dakota and located at Lance Creek. Two daughters and two sons have preceeded her in death. Immediate surviving relatives are her husband and two sons, Fred and Charles.

Funeral arrangements are indefinite as the Herald goes to press.



The Lusk Herald
August 22, 1946
Mrs. Nellie Lee Buried in Oregon


Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Lee, 80, formerly of Lance Creek, were held at Brooking, Oregon, on Monday, August 19.

Mrs. Lee succumbed August 12 from burns which she suffered when a gas stove which she was lighting exploded, July 27.

Last May, Mr. and Mrs. George O. Lee went to Brookings to be with their son Fred, and it was at his home that the accident occured.

Mrs. Lee was taken to Knapp Hospital at Crescent City, Calif., for treatment. Her son, Charles V. Lee of Lance Creek went to be with his mother, but returned last week when she seemed to be improving. Because of her advanced age she suffered as much from shock as from the burns.

Born at St. James, Neb., July 24, 1866, she was married to Geo. O. Lee in 1887 at Niobrara, Neb. They then moved to Lymon County, South Dakota, where they homesteaded.

They had a family of six children, four of whom preceded their parents in death. Sadie, who died in 1914, Lewis died in infancy and Earl and Valucia, who both died in 1939.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee moved to Lance Creek in 1913 and took up a homestead in the territory that a few years later was to become an oil field.

Surviving Mrs. Lee are her husband and son Fred of Brookings, Ore.; Charles V. Lee of Lance Creek; a granddaughter whom she raised, Mrs. Eula Grammar of Powell, Wyo., and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. H. A. Pike, Tynall, So. Dak., and Mrs. Elizabeth Collins of Wynot, Neb.

Mrs. Lee was a member of the Christian church.








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