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George and Addie (Parkinson) Lee

Pinepound Reflections - A History of
Spring Coulee and District page 272

George Lee was born in Burlington lowa in 1884. He came to Pendant D'Oreille in the Etzikom district in 1914. He married Addie Parkinson in 1919. She was born in Cherokee County, lowa, in 1901, and came to Canada in 1910.

They moved to the Spring Coulee district in 1924. They shipped the lumber for their buildings by rail to Bradshaw. George drove the horses and cattle. They built the barn first and lived in a cookcar until the house was built in 1925. It burned in 1944 and was re-built in 1946.

George died in 1955. Addie now lives in Beverly Nursing Home in Calgary. They had twelve children, and ten are still living. The older children started their education in Vernal School. It was closed in 1941 and then the Lee children attended Spring Coulee school. The Christmas concerts were the highlight of the school year.

Addie Lee has 34 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grand children.

Of the twelve children, Florence died in 1940 at age 17 and Georgina died in 1946 at 3 years of age.

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