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Monday, January 13, 2014

Babysitting

My sister-in-law, Kathi, did some babysitting for our nephew, Luke. She took care of Will and Savannah. They had a good time and Kathi got this funny picture. I wanted to make the page funny, cartoon like. I hope I did it with this digital scrapbook page I created.



Exact Match

Here is a photo of our nephew, Luke, when he was the same age as his son, Will. We keep talking about how much they look alike and you can sure see it in comparing these photos. Here is the digital scrapbook page I added their photos to. I did not create this page but used a quickpage for it.



Like Father, Like Son

Our nephew, Luke, has a red beard and someone found this cute knitted hat with attached beard for his baby boy, Will. Such a cute photo. Here is my digital scrapbook page of Will with the beard and hat.



Brooke's First Scrapbook Page

We had another grandniece come into the world on 1/30/2014. Here is Brooke's first digital scrapbook page.



Brett Playing In The Snow

Our great nephew, Brett, playing in the snow. Here is the digital scrapbook page I made with his photo.



First Snow

The boys (our great nephews) enjoyed their first snow this Fall in Illinoise. Here is the digital scrapbook page I did of them playing in it.




Picture Perfect

Some of the family went to see our niece, Jenny, and her family up in Illinois back last fall. They went to a Pumpkin Patch one day and took the children. They had a good time. Here is my digital scrapbook page of that day.


Amanuensis Monday - Elijah T. Fowler and Mary Moseley

Elijah T. Fowler was born 8/1/1830 in Union County, SC to Thomas Gilliam Fowler (aka Thomas Gillman Fowler) and Susannah Hames (aka Susan Hames). He was the 6th of 12 children. He married Mary Moseley (aka Mary Mosley, Mary Mosely). Mary Moseley was born 1/1834 in SC. She was the daughter of Daniel Moseley and Biddy Unknown (aka Beadie Unknown, Bedie Unknown). Daniel Moseley was born about 1814 in SC and Biddy Moseley was born about 1820 in SC. Beadie Moseley died between 1870-1880. She was in the 1870 U.S. Census but was not in the 1880 U.S. Census and Daniel was living alone and listed as a widower. Daniel died between 1880-1900.

Lige T. Fowler and Mary Moseley had 3 children:

1) Josephine Gassaway Fowler (aka Josie Fowler, Josie G. Fowler) (DOB 2/22/1861 in Union County, SC; DOD 11/28/1953). She married Dr. Thomas Jefferson Lee (DOB 10/19/1860 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/6/1917 in Rocky, Washita County, OK). They are both buried at Lone Star Cemetery, E1260 Road, Rocky, Washita County, OK.

2) Susan Elizabeth Fowler (aka Bettie Fowler) (DOB about 1864 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? . I couldn't find any further information after the 1880 U.S. Census.

3) Fannie Fowler (DOB about 1867 in Union County, SC; DOD between 1900-1910 in Spartanburg County, SC) married Isaac C. Emory (aka Ike C. Emory) (DOB 2/15/1851 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 1/24/1928 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). Isaac Emory is buried at Philadelphia Baptist Church, 3119 Highway 56, Pauline, Spartanburg County, SC.

1850 U.S. Census of Union County,  South Carolina; Roll   M432_859; Page:  88A; Image:  427, Lines 25-33, "Thomas Fowler, Sr."
Thomas Fowler, Sr., 53 yrs old (DOB 1797), M(ale), W(hite), Planter, $2,016 Real Estate Value, Born in SC
Susan Fowler, 44 yrs old (DOB 1806), F, W, Born in SC
Charles Fowler, 21 yrs old (DOB 1829), M, W, Overseer, Born in SC
Elijah Fowler, 19 yrs old (DOB 1831), M, W, Student, Born in SC
Frances Fowler, 15 yrs old (DOB 1835), F, W, Born in SC
Thomas Fowler, 13 yrs old (DOB 1837), M, W, Born in SC
Adeline Fowler, 8 yrs old (DOB 1842), F, W, Born in SC
Joseph Fowler, 4 yrs old (DOB 1846), M, W, Born in SC
Sally Fowler, 28 yrs old (DOB 1822), F, W, Born in SC

1860 U.S. Census of Jonesville, Union County,  South Carolina; Roll   M653_1227; Page:  253; Image:  519; Family History Library Film:  805227, Lines 8-16, "Thomas Fowler" and "Elijah Fowler"
Thomas Fowler, 60 yrs old (DOB 1800), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $2,000 Real Estate Value, $12,000 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Susan Fowler, 48 yrs old (DOB 1812), F, W, Born in SC
Gileman Fowler (sic, looks like Gillman Fowler but Ancestry.com has him indexed as "Gileman Fowler"), 38 yrs old (DOB 1822), F (sic ?), W, Tax Collector, Born in SC
Thomas Fowler, 22 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Joseph Fowler, 16 yrs old (DOB 1844), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Addiline Fowler (sic, should be Adeline Fowler), 17 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Elijah Fowler, 28 yrs old (DOB 1832), M, W, Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $400 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Mary Fowler, 22 yrs old (DOB 1838), F, W, Born in SC
William St. John, 25 yrs old, M, W, Farmer, Born in SC



E.T. Fowler served in the Confederate cause during the War of Northern Aggression
C.S.A. Co. F., 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: E. T. Fowler
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: South Carolina
Regiment Name: 6 South Carolina Cavalry
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)
Company: F
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Alternate Name: E. F./Fowler
Film Number: M381 roll 11

American Civil War Soldiers
Name: E Fowler
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: South Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.Enlisted in Company F, 6th Cavalry Regiment South Carolina
Sources: 425

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Name: E Fowler
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: South Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private. Enlisted in Company G, 1st Regulars Infantry Regiment South Carolina. Sources: 425

U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers
Name: E F Fowler
Birth Date: abt 1830
Age: 32
Enlistment Date: 1862
Military Unit: Sixth Cavalry C-F

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: E. F. Fowler
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: South Carolina
Regiment Name: 6 South Carolina Cavalry
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)
Company: F
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M381 roll 11




1870 U.S. Census of Draytonville,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll   M593_1510; Page:  369B; Image:  94; Family History Library Film:  553009, Lines 14-18, "Elijah Fowler" living next door to Gassaway Fowler and Ellis Fowler
Elijah Fowler, Head, 40 yrs old (DOB 1830), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $3,000 Real Estate Value, $100 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Mary Fowler, 34 yrs old (DOB 1836), F, W, Born in SC
Gassaway Fowler, 9 yrs old (DOB 1861), F, W, Born in SC
Susan Fowler, 6 yrs old (DOB 1864), F, W, Born in SC
Fanny Fowler, 3 yrs old (DOB 1867), F, W, Born in SC
Gassaway Fowler, Head, 45 yrs old (DOB 1825), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $75 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Eddora Fowler (sic), Wife, 26 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in SC
Mary Fowler, Daughter, 12 yrs old (DOB 1858), F, W, Born in SC
Fanny Fowler, Daughter, 11 yrs old (DOB 1859), F, W, Born in SC
Thomas Fowler, Son, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), M, W, Born in SC
Lila Fowler (sic), Daughter, 8 yrs old (DOB 1862), F, W, Born in SC
Francis Fowler, Son, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), M, W, Born in SC
Pink Fowler, Son, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), M, W, Born in SC
William Fowler, Son, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), M, W, Born in SC
Ellis Fowler, Head, 60 yrs old (DOB 1810), M(ale), W(hite), Works on Farm, Born in SC
Jane Fowler, 45 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Born in SC
Julia Fowler, 25 yrs old (DOB 1845), F, W, Born in SC
Nancy Fowler, 16 yrs old (DOB 1854), F, W, Born in SC
Purches Fowler (sic), 12 yrs old (DOB 1858), F, W, Born in SC
Lotty Fowler, 9 yrs old (DOB 1861), F, W, Born in SC


1880 U.S. Census of Braytonville (sic),  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll   1242; Family History Film: 1255242; Page: 473C; Enumeration District: 153, Lines 36-39, "E. T. Fowler"
E.T. Fowler, W(hite), M(ale), 49 yrs old (DOB 1831), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary Fowler, W, F, 45 yrs old (DOB 1835), Wife, Married, Keeping House, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Josie Fowler, W, F, 19 yrs old (DOB 1861), Daughter, Single, At School, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Bettie Fowler, W, F, 17 yrs old (DOB 1863), Daughter, Single, At School, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Fannie Fowler, W, F, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Daughter, Single, At School, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC


1880 Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, ED 150, Pg 12, E.T. Fowler
1 E.T. Fowler, Farmer, 65 Improved Acres, 35 Acres in Vineyards, Nurseries, Orchards, 150 Acres Woodlands, 50 Acres Other, $3500 Cash Value of Farm, $100 Cash Value of Implements and Machinery, $500 Cash Value of Livestock, 150, 300, -, 750, -,-,-,-,-, 3, 5, 2, 3, 12, 3, -, 2, -,-,-, 278, -, 2, -,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-, 8, 14, -, 70, -,-,-,-,-,-, 30, 500, 30, 200, -,-,-,-, 15, 6, -,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-


1900 U.S. Census of Township 4, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: 1849; Enumeration District: 0160; FHL microfilm: 1241849, Lines 82-90, "Thomas J. Lell" (sic, Thomas Jefferson Lee)
Thomas J. Lell, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Oct, 1860, 39 yrs old Married 14 yrs (DOM 1886), Born in NC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write, Rents farm
Josie Lell (sic), Wife, W, F, Born Feb, 1869, 31 yrs old, Married 14 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Mary Lell, Daughter, W, F, Born Jun, 1888, 11 yrs old, Single, Born in AL, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Joshua Lell, Son, W, M, Born Jan, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in I.T. (Indian Territory), Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Thomas Lell Jr., Son, W, M, Born Oct, 1897, 3 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Edward T. Fonder (sic, Elijah T. Fowler), Father-in-law, W, M, Born Aug, 1828, 71 yrs old, Married 41 yrs (DOM 1869), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation, Can read and write
Mary Fonder, Mother-in-law, W, F, Born Jan, 1834, 66 yrs old, Married 41 yrs, 10 children with 3 still living, Born in AR (sic ?), Both parents born in AR (sic ?), Farm laborer, Can read and write
Thomas C. Prise, Boarder, W, M, Born Jan, 1878, 23 yrs old, Single, Born in AR, Both parents born in AR, Farm laborer, Can read and write
Mat A. Ward, Boarder, W, M, Born Jan, 1878, 23 yrs old, Single, Born in AR, Both parents born in AR, Farm laborer, Can read and write

Elijah T. and Mary Moseley Fowler must have died between 1900-1910 because they are not found in the 1910 U.S. Census. They must have died in Oklahoma but I didn't find them in FindAGrave.com nor does Oklahoma have their death records with Ancestry.com so I couldn't say when they died or where they are buried.


1) Josephine Gassaway Fowler (aka Josie Fowler, Josie G. Fowler) (DOB 2/22/1861 in Union County, SC; DOD 11/28/1953). She married Dr. Thomas Jefferson Lee (DOB 10/19/1860 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/6/1917 in Rocky, Washita County, OK). They are both buried at Lone Star Cemetery, E1260 Road, Rocky, Washita County, OK.

They had 3 children:
A) Mary Virginia Lee (DOB 6/1888 in Alabama). I was able to follow her all the way through the 1940 U.S. Census but I couldn't find her for sure after that. She lived with her mother.

1900 U.S. Census of Township 4, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: 1849; Enumeration District: 0160; FHL microfilm: 1241849, Lines 82-90, "Thomas J. Lell" (sic, Thomas Jefferson Lee)
Thomas J. Lell, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Oct, 1860, 39 yrs old Married 14 yrs (DOM 1886), Born in NC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write, Rents farm
Josie Lell (sic), Wife, W, F, Born Feb, 1869, 31 yrs old, Married 14 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Mary Lell, Daughter, W, F, Born Jun, 1888, 11 yrs old, Single, Born in AL, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Joshua Lell, Son, W, M, Born Jan, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in I.T. (Indian Territory), Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Thomas Lell Jr., Son, W, M, Born Oct, 1897, 3 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Edward T. Fonder (sic, Elijah T. Fowler), Father-in-law, W, M, Born Aug, 1828, 71 yrs old, Married 41 yrs (DOM 1869), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation, Can read and write
Mary Fonder, Mother-in-law, W, F, Born Jan, 1834, 66 yrs old, Married 41 yrs, 10 children with 3 still living, Born in AR (sic ?), Both parents born in AR (sic ?), Farm laborer, Can read and write
Thomas C. Prise, Boarder, W, M, Born Jan, 1878, 23 yrs old, Single, Born in AR, Both parents born in AR, Farm laborer, Can read and write
Mat A. Ward, Boarder, W, M, Born Jan, 1878, 23 yrs old, Single, Born in AR, Both parents born in AR, Farm laborer, Can read and write

1910 U.S. Census of Rainy, Washita County, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1277; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 0264; FHL microfilm: 1375290, Lines 46-50, "Thomas J. Lee" (Wonder why they got their place of births all wrong?)
Thomas J. Lee, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 49 yrs old (DOB 1861), 1st marriage, Married 24 yrs (DOM 1886), Born in GA (sic ?), Both parents born in GA (sic ?), Physician general practise, Can read and write, Owns home free of mortgage
Josephine Lee, Wife, F, W, 48 yrs old (DOB 1862), 1st marriage, Married 24 yrs, 5 children with 3 still living, Born in AL (sic ?), Father born in WV (sic ?), Mother born in USA, Can read and write
Mary Lee, Daughter, F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1888), Single, Born in AL, Father born in GA, Mother born in AL, Can read and write, Attends school
Joshua Lee, Son, M, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1892), Single, Born in AL, Father born in GA, Mother born in AL, Can read and write, Attends school
Thomas J. Lee, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1898), Born in AL, Father born in GA, Mother born in AL, Attends school

1920 U.S. Census of Oklahoma City Ward 4, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1475; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 204, Lines 90-92, "Clarence F. Jackson", Mary Lee is lodging with this couple.
Clarence F. Jackson, Head, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 39 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in KY, Both parents born in KY, Butcher at grocery store
Minnie Jackson, Wife, F, W, 30 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in KY, Both parents born in KY, Saleslady department store
Mary N. Lee, Lodger, F, W, 31 yrs old (DOB 1889), Single, Can read and write, Born in AL, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Missionary worker for state of OK

1930 U.S. Census of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; Roll: 2242; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0179; Image: 567.0; FHL microfilm: 2341976, Lines 79-83, "Josie F. Lee"
Josie F. Lee, Head, Rents home for $70, F(emale), W(hite), 70 yrs old (DOB 1860), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation
Mary V. Lee, Daughter, F, W, 39 yrs old (DOB 1891), Single, Can read and write, Born in AL, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Stenographer for Baptist SS Board
Mary A. Biby, Boarder, F, W, 39 yrs old (DOB 1891), Single, Can read and write, Born in IL, Both parents born in IL, Training Sunday School teacher
Ruth Bell, Boarder, Boarder, F, W, 30 yrs old (DOB 1900), Single, Can read and write, Born in NY, Both parents born in NY, Education director YMCA
Ethel McConnell, Boarder, F, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1905), Single, Can read and write, Born in AL, Both parents born in AL, Christian Educator Baptist Sunday School

1940 U.S. Census of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; Roll: T627_3975; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 99-148, Lines 69-70, "Josie F. Lee"
Josie F. Lee, Rents for $55, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 80 yrs old (DOB 1860), Widowed, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, No occupation
Mary Virginia Lee, Daughter, F, W, 51 yrs old (DOB 1889), Single, Attended college 5 yrs, Born in AL, Lived in same place in 1935, Secretary Sunday School Board

Her mother died in 1953 and is buried beside her husband in Washita County, OK. I don't know where Mary Virginia Lee lived or died. I did find a Mary Virginia Lee buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, 7600 Old Taft Road, Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States and it says "Unknown" birth date and she died in 1941. I don't know if this is her or not.



B) Joshua Bryan Lee (aka Josh B. Lee, Josh Lee) (DOB 1/23/1892 in Childersburg, Talladega County, AL; DOD 8/7/1967 in Norman, Cleveland County, OK) married Louise Gerlach (DOB 12/17/1896 in AL; DOD 12/6/1977 in Norman, Cleveland County, OK). They are both buried in the IOOF Cemetery (Independent Order Of Odd Fellows Cemetery), 1913 North Porter Avenue, Norman, Cleveland County, OK. They had 2 children: Mary Louise Lee who married Donald Raymond Symcox and Robert J. Lee.

Wikipedia
Born in Childersburg, Alabama, Joshua B. Lee moved with his parents to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (which was then Indian Territory), and then to Kiowa County, near Hobart, in 1901. He attended the public schools of Hobart and Rocky, Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Baptist University at Shawnee. He was a teacher in the public schools of Rocky from 1911 to 1913 and was a coach of athletics and teacher of public speaking at the Oklahoma Baptist University, 1913–1915; he graduated from the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1917, and received a graduate degree in political science from Columbia University in 1924, and a law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University (Tennessee) in 1925. He was initiated into the Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity in 1917.

During the First World War, Joshua Lee served overseas as a private in the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Infantry, Thirty-fourth Division, in 1917 and 1918. From 1919 to 1934, he was head of the public speaking department of the University of Oklahoma, and was also an author and lecturer. "HOW TO HOLD AN AUDIENCE WITHOUT A ROPE" and "THE BATTLE OF COGNAC" were his most noted titles. "THE BATTLE OF COGNAC" was first published in October 1919 by "Harlow Publishing Corporation". It was republished as a hard cover in 1948 by Harlow Publishing Corporation with three more rhymes included. Besides the rhymes there is enough commentary to illuminate the circumstances in which the rhymes were written. The 1948 version was ill-trimmed and the pages were not separated in twenty four instances. It is made up of soldier rhymes, with no effort to make them poems. Josh called them "the jottings of a doughboy."

One sample of his authentic jottings is this passage contributed by a man reporting for help at sick call. “Are you sick, soldier?” And the trooper says, “No sir, I ain't sick, but I feels powful unnecessary down around my mess kit.”

Illustrations for the book were contributed by Ruth Monro Augar—from sketches she did during The First World War while serving as an El Paso Herald reporter—from scenes observed on the Texas border, near Fort Bliss.

During the latter part of the war Josh Lee joined the entertainment troop and soon became a favorite of battle-sick doughboys. He knew how they felt because he had been there, slogging through the same mud.

By 1948 Josh Lee owned and operated a ranch in western Oklahoma and a farm near Norman. His reputation in the neighborhood was that of just an all around good guy. He had a pond on his farm near Norman.

Left in his personal papers were pictures of himself and FDR, about 100 copies of his “Cognac” book with the covers intact, and the pages still unopened. There were several recordings of material gleaned from his course in public speaking. There was also a picture of a painting of an early MacArthur, as well as pictures of himself at various functions.

There were three duffel bags full of correspondence and clippings of his public career that made the news. He and Will Rogers were close friends at one time. “Josh Lee never met a man he didn't like either,” said Leroy Bridges, the Director of Outreach Political Communication Center, Department of Communication, at the University of Oklahoma. He is a treasure trove of information on the subject of Josh Lee and the times and people of the times.

From 1919 to 1934, Josh Lee was head of the public speaking department of the University of Oklahoma, and was also an author and lecturer; he owned and operated a ranch in western Oklahoma and a farm near Norman.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937) and was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; he was then elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1937, to January 3, 1943. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942, and was a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board from 1943 to 1955. He returned to Norman and practiced law; he died there in 1967 and was interred in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.



LEE, JOSHUA BRYAN (1892-1967)

Once called "a city feller with a hick name," "Josh" Lee, who served Oklahoma as both a senator and a representative in Congress, was born in Childersburg, Talladega County, Alabama, on January 23, 1892, the son of Dr. Thomas Jefferson and Josie Fowler Lee. He was christened Joshua but later acquired the middle name of Bryan after William Jennings Bryan. The family moved toPauls Valley, Indian Territory, when he was three and later to near Hobart in 1901. Shortly after statehood they relocated to near Rocky. The younger Lee attended public schools in the last two towns.

He attended Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) and the University of Oklahoma (OU), receiving a bachelor's degree from the latter in 1917. He supported himself as a teacher in the public schools of Rocky (1911-13) and a coach of athletics and teacher of public speaking at OBU (1913-15). In 1916 he won the national collegiate oratorical championship. In 1924 he received a master's degree in political science from Columbia University and in 1925 an LL.B. degree from Cumberland University of Tennessee. Lee was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1917. During World War I he served fourteen months in France as a private in the 135th Infantry, Thirty-fourth (Sandstorm) Division.

Upon his return to the United States in 1919, he went to OU, where he became head of the public speaking department. He held this position until 1934, when he first ran for the U.S. Congress. His students included Carl Albert and Mike Monroney. Lee was a widely known lecturer and speaker and the author of such books as Soldier Rhymes (1919), Public Speaking (1924), The Battle of Cognac, and Other Soldier Rhymes (Oklahoma City: Harlow Publishing Corp., 1948) and How to Hold an Audience Without a Rope(Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., 1947). The New York Times called him a "silver-tongued, slick-haired Demosthenes from Oklahoma," and both that newspaper and Time magazine considered him Oklahoma's second-best public speaker, after Will Rogers.

Lee married Louise Gerlach of Woodward, Oklahoma, on January 17, 1923. He and his wife had two children, Robert Joshua and Mary Louise.
Near Norman he bought and operated a farm. He also owned and ran a ranch in western Oklahoma.

In 1934 the voters of Oklahoma's Fifth District elected Lee as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served only one term, from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1937. In 1935 on the House floor, he delivered a eulogy honoring humorist Will Rogers.

In 1936 he ran against and beat incumbent Sen. Thomas P. Gore in the Democratic primary and won the senatorial contest in the general election that year. Gore was unpopular with voters for not supporting Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Lee, on the other hand, supported the administration. He also had a strong campaign organization staffed by former students called "Rover Boys," which included Alfred P. Murrah, Luther Bohanon, and Eugene Rice Duncan.

The new senator held his seat in the upper legislative body from January 3, 1937, to January 3, 1943. He served on the following Senate standing committees: Commerce, Education and Labor, Irrigation and Reclamation, Military Affairs, and Public Lands and Surveys. He was also on the Special Conservation and Utilization of Aquatic Life Committee. While he was on Commerce, the committee considered legislation that created the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), and Lee held a seat on the subcommittee studying aviation. He gained attention in the late 1930s when he sponsored a bill to draft wealth as well as men in the event of war. In 1939 he was elected secretary of the majority caucus and became a member of the Senate Democratic steering committee. In 1940 he was a leading advocate in the Roosevelt third-term movement, and he was considered a potential vice-presidential candidate. In 1941 the president appointed him chair of the U.S. delegation to the Pan-American Highway Congress in Mexico City. Before the United States entered World War II, Lee supported preparedness and aid for the Allies. In 1942 he chaired a military affairs subcommittee that held hearings on air cargo.

The senator won the Democratic primary handily in 1942 but failed in his bid for reelection. His opponent was Ed Moore, a lifelong Democrat turned Republican who conducted a vigorous, well-financed campaign. Moore took advantage of the public's waning support for the New Deal and its concern over early losses in the war. Lee remained in Washington, D.C., through the fall to press a legislative amendment banning alcoholic beverages from army and navy bases. Beer forces moved to the Moore camp. The senator returned to Oklahoma just ten days before the November election, too late to secure a victory.

On February 8, 1943, the president appointed Lee to an unexpired term on the CAB. He was later appointed for two full terms. In this capacity he urged development of municipal aviation operations, participated in international air conferences, and negotiated air agreements with other countries. In 1949 he served as the board's chair. He retired on December 31, 1955.

Upon retirement, Lee returned to Oklahoma. He lived at and ran his farm near Norman, where he carried out his ideas on conservation. He also practiced law with the Oklahoma City firm of Bohanon, Barefoot and Lee. Josh Lee died in Norman on August 10, 1967. He was interred in the IOOF Cemetery there.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1996 (Arlington, Va.: CQ Staff Directories, 1997). Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 11 August 1967. Gaston Litton, History of Oklahoma at the Golden Anniversary of Statehood, Vol. 1 (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1957). New York Times, 11 August 1967. National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 53 (New York: James T. White and Company, 1971). James R. Scales and Danney Goble,Oklahoma Politics: A History (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982). Time, 18 August 1967.
Todd J. Kosmerick
© Oklahoma Historical Society


Biographical Sketch of the Creator of the Collection
Oklahoma University
Josh Lee was born in 1892 in Childersburg, Alabama, and moved with his family to southern Oklahoma when he was three years old. He was educated in Baptist schools and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1917, where as a senior he won the National Oratorical Council prize. The next autumn, Lee joined the University of Oklahoma as an instructor in public speaking. He received the MA degree in political science from Columbia University in 1925, and an LLB degree from Cumberland Law School in Tennessee in 1926.

A Democrat, Lee represented Oklahoma's Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1935-1937. In 1936, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. As a congressman, Lee served on the Civil Service, Education, Pensions, and World War Veterans' Legislation Committees. As a senator, he served on the Commerce, Education and Labor, Irrigation and Reclamation, Military Affairs, and Public Lands and Surveys Committees.

Lee was a strong supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Surprisingly in 1942, Lee was defeated in his Senate reelection bid by Edward H. Moore, an anti-New Deal Democrat, who had been nominated by the Republican Party. Lee had aroused the ire of beer forces with a proposed rider to a bill lowering the draft to prevent the sales of intoxicating liquor in the area of army camps. The beer forces campaigned for Moore, but the "drys" did not march for Lee. In 1943, President Roosevelt appointed Lee to an unexpired term on the Civil Aeronautics Board. He later served two additional six-year terms. In 1955, Lee returned to Norman, Oklahoma, to practice law. He died in Norman on August 10, 1967.

The collection is organized into five series: speaking engagements and speeches; official correspondence; personal correspondence; resource material; and scrapbooks.

The speaking engagements and speeches series covers the years 1916-1966 and includes undated speeches as well. Because the audiences of the speaking engagements were so diverse-from high school commencement exercises to the chambers of Congress-the topics of the speeches are varied.
Aviation is the focus of the official correspondence series (1925-1967). Topics include aeronautical law, safety standards, and employment. This series also has information on politics and job appointments. The personal correspondence series (1914-1972) includes materials relating to Josh Lee's business and family life. There is also correspondence with political figures, such as Carl Albert and Claude Pepper.

The resource material series (1911-1967) contains magazine articles written by or about Lee; Civil Aeronautics Board cases and additional correspondence; biographical information; campaign material; clippings; newsletters; pamphlets; programs; and miscellaneous items. The scrapbook series (1933-1965) has correspondence, information on Lee's Senate years, his defeat for reelection to the Senate in 1942, the Civil Aeronautics Board, speaking engagements, clippings, magazine articles, and other miscellaneous material. Some of the scrapbooks include clippings from the Congressional Record.


1930 U.S. Census of Lahoma Avenue, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma; Roll: 1898; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0019; Image: 378.0; FHL microfilm: 2341632, Lines 57-59, "Josh B. Lee"
Josh B. Lee, Head, Owns home valued at $7500, M(ale), W(hite), 38 yrs old (DOB 1892), Married at age 31 yrs old (DOM 1923), Can read and write, Born in AL, Father born in GA (sic ?), Mother born in NC (sic ?), Professor at University of OK
Louise G. Lee, Wife, F, W, 33 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married at age 24 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in AL, Father born in IL, Mother born in CO
Robert J. Lee, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1925), Born in OK, Both parents born in AL

1940 U.S. Census of Lahoma Ave, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3284; Page: 67B; Enumeration District: 14-20B, Lines 71-75, "Joshua B. Lee"
Joshua B. Lee, Head, Owns home valued at $6500, M(ale), W(hite), 47 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married, Attended college 5 yrs, Born in AL, Lived in same place in 1935, State Senator
Louise G. Lee, Wife, F, W, 43 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married, Attended college 4 yrs, Born in OK, Lived in same place in 1935
Robert J. Lee, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1925), Single, Attends school, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in OK, Lived in same place in 1935
Mary Louise Lee, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1932), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 2nd grade, Born in OK, Lived in same place in 1935
Lois June Sawyer, Housekeeper, F, W, 19 yrs old, Divorced, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in OK, Lived in same place in 1935, Housekeeper private family.


C) Thomas Joseph Lee (DOB 10/16/1896 in Pauls Valley, Garvin County, OK; DOD 1935 in Clinton, Custer County, OK) married Opal Corbin Sights (DOB 6/29/1900 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK; DOD 6/1/1998 in Clinton, Custer County, OK). I don't know if they had children as Thomas J. Lee died in 1935. They are both buried at Clinton City Cemetery, 415 West Gary Boulevard, Clinton, Custer County, OK.

1930 U.S. Census of Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma; Roll: 1901; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0014; Image: 915.0; FHL microfilm: 2341635, Lines 73-84, "James Moore"
James Moore, Head, Rents for $22, M(ale), W(hite), 21 yrs old, Married at age 19 yrs old, Born in OK, Both parents born in TX, Tractor driver
Martha Moore, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old, Married at 22 yrs old, Born in TX, Father born in AL, Mother born in TX
John M. Rogers, Roomer, M, W, 22 yrs old, Single, Born in TX, Both parents born in TX, Bookkeeper light and power co
Parks E. Buntley, Roomer, M, W, 30 yrs old, Single, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Bookkeeper motor service
Roy Newman, Roomer, M, W, 40 yrs old, Divorced, Married at age 26 yrs old, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Salesman garage
Richard T. Moore, Roomer, M, W, 35 yrs old, Single, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Salesman Auto
Edgar B. Lewis, Roomer, M, W, 52 yrs old, Divorced, Married at age 23 yrs old, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Salesman Hardware
Marvin Holcombe, Roomer, M, W, 40 yrs old, Single, Born in TX, Both parents born in AL, Auditor Pacific Utilities
Thomas J. Lee, Son-in-law, M, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married at age 28 yrs old (DOM 1924), Can read and write, Born in OK, Both parents born in TN, Civil Engineer Oil Refining
Opal E. Lee, Daughter, F, W, 30 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married at age 23 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in OK, Father born in MO, Mother born in IN
Albert Fern, Roomer, M, W, 27 yrs old, Single, Born in OK, Father born in KY, Mother born in AR, Teacher public school
Dona Morgan, Wife, F, W, 30 yrs old, Married at age 23 yrs old, Born in MO, Both parents born in MO

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: Oklahoma; Registration County: Cleveland; Roll: 1851697, Serial #189, Order #27, Thomas Joseph Lee, DOB 10/15/1896Thomas Joseph Lee412 Ch*** (illegible) Ave, Norman, Cleveland County, OKDOB 10/15/1896 in Pauls Valley, Cleveland County, OKEmployer: Southwestern Bell Telephone, Norman, OKNearest Relative: Josie Fowler Lee, 412 Ch***(illegible), Norman, Cleveland County, OK35-3-9-B
Brown hair, Brown eyes
Signed by him 6/5/1918

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Year: 1931; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 5067; Line: 17; Page Number: 84, Thomas J. Lee
Name: Thomas J Lee
Arrival Date: 2 Nov 1931
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1896
Birth Location: Oklahoma
Birth Location Other: Pauls Valley
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: London, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: American Banker

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Opal Corbin Lee
Arrival Date: 2 Nov 1931
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1900
Birth Location: Oklahoma
Birth Location Other: Clinton
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: London, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: American Banker
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FindAGrave.com
Thomas Joseph Lee
Birth: 1896
Death: 1935
Burial: Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Stacileann
Record added: Sep 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76971631

FindAGrave.com
Opal C. Sights Lee
Birth: Jun. 29, 1900
Death: Jun. 1, 1998
Note: m. Thomas
Burial: Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot: 4-L73
Created by: Dolores Colwell Willis &...
Record added: Feb 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85015929

Social Security Death Index
Name: Opal C. Lee
SSN: 525-80-****
Last Residence: 73601  Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma, USA
Born: 29 Jun 1900
Died: 26 May 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: New Mexico (1953)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Flat Rock Cemetery, Jonesville, SC Re-Dedication Ceremony

There is an old cemetery near Jonesville, SC called Flat Rock Cemetery. It was recently on the news that someone had stolen some of the Confederate Honor Crosses from the graves there. The Gault family have most of the graves in this small cemetery and they requested help from the local SCV camp (Sons of Confederate Veterans). They were able to have them re-placed and they hed a re-dedication ceremony today. Stan and I went. Stan is a member of the Spartanburg camp, the Adam Washington Ballenger Camp #68. We met some friends down there. Several local camps participated and re-enactors came from as far as Rock Hill, SC to be part of the Honor Guard.

Flat Rock Methodist Episcopal Church South (aka Methodist Episcopal Church South), 998 Eisontown Road, Jonesville, Union, South Carolina, United States

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The Water Ceremony where the living soldiers share the water in a canteen and then they take the canteen to the graves of their comrades and pour water at the grave. It was moving.
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SCV Camp #1451 Gen. States Rights Gist Camp, Bogansville, SC Camp Commander Mark Sanders





SCV Camp #68 Adam Washington Ballanger Camp Spartanburg, SC Camp Commander Randy McGuinn




SC Division Commander Mark Simpson






Flutists playing the Bonnie Blue Flag




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3 volley honor salute







Playing taps


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