THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO
LILY LEE NIXON (1889-1979)
TEACHER, AUTHOR, HISTORIAN, AND "COUSIN" OF THE FAMILY OF JAMES OLD & MARY LEE
The graves of Lily Lee Nixon and her parents. These graves are located in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. Section 28 Lot 424 Grave 3 Above is the 1945 Peabody High School History Club with Lily Lee Nixon, 1st row, far right. Peabody High School was located in Pittsburgh, PA. and since torn down.
From Monica Lee MacPherson of Santa Monica, California, we have these documents & photos on the Lee Family History. More research is needed to understand these photos & documents. Click on them to enlarge. "Correction: Regarding the pic of the two couples, the writing on the back looks like my own father's, Eric Lee. So, it's correct that one of the couple are his grandparents, Walter Barker Lee's parents."
Find them below...
Below is Chapter One of the book, "Long Ago", by Lily Lee Nixon. This chapter gives insight into the early days of the Lee/Nixon family. After this chapter the book continues on with the author's experience as a school teacher. The book itself is out of print, this one obtained a few years back from Amazon books. As it turns out, it's autographed by the author herself. All rights to this book are reserved so I'm not sure it should be published on this web page, it may be taken down soon. So take notes & add them to the Lee/Nixon genealogy. Click on each page to enlarge.
Below, is a listing of the Papers of Lily Lee Nixon at the John Heinz History Center, Library & Archives located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In addition to these papers, in the Index page of this web site (left column) find "History & Genealogy of the Old Family". Listed on the page are: "Three Brothers And A Sister", "Our Lee Family", "The Lee Family of Scotland", and "the Sam Sloan's Big Combined Family Trees", all of these tell the story of the Lee family & in particular, John Nixon/Mary Lee, the family of Lily Lee Nixon. The "Photo Page" has photos related to the Nixon family circa 1865.
Below, the 1900 U.S. Census (page 1&2) John Grant Nixon & family. Note other Nixon family members, all the Nixon farms were close to each other.
Below in this 1910 U.S. Census, Mary (Lee) Nixon is widowed & living with her daughter, Lily Lee Nixon. They are living in Butler County, Slippery Rock Borough, Patterson Heights.
Below is the 1920 U.S. Census, Lily Lee Nixon is living at 516 4th Ave, Westmoreland, PA.
Below is the 1930 U.S. Census with Lily Lee Nixon living on Campus St. (#11)
Below is a letter written by Mary Lee/James Old (5x great grandmother) describing the tragedy of the 1845 Pittsburgh Fire. Reference: Archives & Papers of Lily Lee Nixon in the Senator John Heinz History Center & Library, Pittsburgh, PA.
SOME NOTES: (1) $30 in 1845 is worth $909.00 today! (2) A Centennial Commemoration of the 1845 Fire was held in Pittsburgh in 1945. Records show that Lily Lee Nixon displayed "a piece of embroidered valence from a four-posted bed used in Pittsburgh". This was probably saved from the fire. (3) This letter is typed, the original is with the Ada Wily family in Ripley, N.Y. and their descendants. The Wily family gave us the family history "Our Lee Family".