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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


John LEE, of the firm of WARBASSE & LEE, was born in Brooklin, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1883. His parents are of Scotch descent. Mr. LEE was educated in the common schools, after which for fifteen years he engaged in the butcher business. He spent the next ten years of his life in speculation. Following this he was employed in the United States custom house, which place he resigned and was asked by C. A. ARTHUR, the present President of the United States, who had charge of such matters, to name his successor.

In 1875 he came to Mason City and embarked in trade. In 1876 he was elected as one of the city corporation board.

He was married in 1868 to Susan C. STRYKER. Mr. and Mrs. LEE have three children living - Susan C., Harry and Charles.

In politics, Mr. LEE is a staunch republican. He was one of the members who formed the Grant Club, in Brooklin, N. Y. He also belongs to the Masonic fraternity.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 987. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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