Joseph T. and Minnie (Grantham) Lee, Sterling

Joseph F. Lee, 25, married Minnie E. Grantham, 18 on November 28, 1885 in Davies County, Missouri.

In 1900 Daviess County, Missouri, Joseph T. Lee is farming, born April 1860, married 15 years to Minnie E. March 1867. Cleo E. May 1890, Ethel Dec 1892, and Victor O. July 1894 were all born in Missouri.

All five are in Daviess County in 1910.

In 1920 Daviess County, J. Taylor Lee is 59, Minnie 52, Georgie E. 27 is a bookkeeper at a typewriter company.


Victor claimed a 161-acre tract in sections 6, 7N 52W and 31, 6N 52W in 1920.

In 1920 he's a butcher in Sterling, living in a rooming house on Front Street, 25, born in Missouri.

In 1930 Sterling, Joseph T. Lee 69, Minnie 63, and Victor are living on Division Street. Joseph and Victor are both real estate agents.

Victor Ortho Lee 1894-1996 is buried in Fort Logan # 911093.

Victor is in Denver in 1940, living alone, a real estate salesman. He was there in 1935.


Georgia Ethel Lee was born Dec 2, 1892 at Pattonsburg, Daviess County to Joseph Taylor Lee and Minnie Grantham

In 1925 Georgie L. Smith 31 is in Kansas City, with A. S. J. Smith 53 and Sidney L. Smith sixteen mlonths.

They're in Kansas City, Kansas in 1930, Albert S. 58, Georgeia L. 36, and Sidney L. 6.
Albert S. J. Smith 1871-1957, a captain in WWI, dying in Douglas County, Oregon,is buried in Willamette National # 36369013.
So is Georgia 1892-1957, dying in Solano County, California # 36369293.


Cleo cash-claimed 149 acres in section 31, 7N 52W in 1913.

He married "Myrian" L. Pomeroy on November 1, 1914 in Atwood.

Miriam Pomeroy was in Atwood in 1900, born August 1894 in COlorado, with parents Thomas D. Pomeroy 39 and Mary A. 27. Lewis M. is 9, Thomas H.7, Miriam 5, and Perry J. 2.

In 1920 Atwood, Cleo is managing a grain elevator, 28, with Myriam L. 25 born in Colorado, Leonna M. five months old.

In 1930 Atwood, Cleo is a real estate agent, 39, Myriam L. 35, Leona M. 10, and Gwendolyn 4.
They're in Atwood in 1940, with Gwendolyn 14 and two school-teacher boarders.

Cleo Austin Lee 1890-1950 is buried in Sterling # 55145112, with Myriam L. (Pomeroy) Lee 1894-1991.
His daughter Leona M. (Lee) Cochran 1919-2005 is also bureid there.

Gwendolyn M. Otzenberger, 90, of Sterling, was born Nov. 15, 1925 and passed away Mon., March 28, 2016 in Sterling, Colo. Gwendolyn grew up in Atwood, Colo. and married Otis Otzenberger on October 26th 1947. Gwendolyn is survived by her husband Otis; son Grant and wife Pam; daughter Nolene Moreno and husband Dan, all of Sterling; grandchildren Sarah Elliott, Matthew Moreno, Marty Otzenberger, and Megan Eurich; and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents Cleo and Myriam Lee and by her sister Leona Cochran and her husband Cecil Cochran.
Otis C. Otzenberger, 96, of Sterling, was born Feb. 22, 1920 and passed away Thurs., October 6, 2016 in Sterling. A family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Otis grew up west of Sterling. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an electrician in Sterling until he retired. He was also a volunteer fireman for twenty-one years. Otis married Gwendolyn Lee on Oct. 26, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ruth Otzenberger, wife Gwendolyn, sister Ruby Christner, and brother-in-law Rudy Sankey. Mr. Otzenberger is survived by son Grant and wife Pam and daughter Nolene Moreno and husband Dan, all of Sterling; grandchildren Sarah Elliott, Matthew Moreno, Marty Otzenberger, and Megan Eurich; one great grandchild; and sisters Virginia Sankey and Eileen McMahon.

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