DWIGHT L. LEE.
One of the well improved and carefully cultivated farms of Oakland township is that of Dwight L. Lee, who owns
four hundred and fifty acres of land. The only child of Addison E. and Mercy (Hale) Lee, he was born in Huron county,
Ohio, on the 7th of September, 1860. The parents were also natives of that county and there they continued to make
their home until they passed away. For thirty one years the father was engaged in the stave manufacturing business,
but later hem organized a bank at Dexter, Ohio, which he conducted for eighteen years. His wife passed away in
1868, but he survived her until the 23d of March, 1911, dying at the age of eighty two years.
Dwight L. Lee acquired a good common school education, following which he engaged in business with his father after
attaining his majority. They continued to be associated until the latter's demise and as our subject was the only
heir he came into possession of the homestead. This is one of the well improved properties of Oakland township,
while two hundred acres of the four hundred and fifty contained in the farm arc under a high state of cultivation.
In February, 1881, Mr. Lee married Miss Mary Fawcett, who was born in Lucas county, Ohio. She was a daughter of
Joshua and Camilla Fawcett, natives of Henry county, Ohio, where they passed away. By this union there were born
two children: Ella, a graduate of a commercial college, who was born on the ist of June. 1890, and is now residing
in Detroit, Michigan; and Katherine, who was born in 1893 and is the deceased wife of Michael Jacobi, of Toledo,
Ohio, On the 24th of November, 1897, Mr. Lee was married to his present wife, who was formerly Mrs. Emma Owens,
the widow of the late Homer Owens. She was born in England on the loth of December, 1864, and when a child of five
years emigrated to the United States with her parents, who located in Iowa in 1869. Here her father passed away
on the loth of August, 1904, and her mother, who has attained the venerable age of eighty one years, now makes
her home with her children. Mr. and Mrs. Lee have one son, Harry A., who was born in November, 1900, and is now
attending school. Mrs. Lee had one daughter by her previous marriage, Ada B., who is now the wife of Clarence Tuttle,
of Lone Tree, Iowa.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Lee affiliate with the Methodist Episcopal church and in politics he is a republican. He is one
of the progressive and substantial farmers of Oakland township, and both are held in high regard in the community
where they reside.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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