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THOMAS LEE ROBERTS II

This is an extract of a diary written by my great uncle, born June 7th 1869 in Islington, London, England, who emigrated first to Canada and then to the USA in 1888. He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas and Lady Lee Roberts, of Bedford, England. He married Mary Ellen Finkle in Lower Shaverton in 1890, and they had three children, two of whom never married (his third child, Ivan was an aviator, and was killed over France in 1918). His second child, Thomas Lee III married Bessie Rounds, and they had three children, Barbara, Helen and Thomas Lee IV (who died 2000).

The diary gives an interesting insight into (predominantly agricultural) life in Delaware County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... In the account he writes of life in Andes, Delhi, Gladstone Hollow, Cadosia Summit, Windsor where he married for the first time, Walton, Shavertown, Bussey Hollow, East Meredith, Oneonta where he joined the Freemasons, Binghampton, Elizaville where he married for the second time, West Stockbridge and South Lee MA. I believe he ended up WORKING for Borden's of Delhi.

Christopher Roberts
Horringer, Suffolk, UK
christopherroberts@hotmail.com

hardcopy submitted to the dcnyhistory.org website March4th 2012
transcribed for electronic pdf file by Joyce Riedinger March 10th 2012
original pages scanned by Tar Riedinger, presented here as jpg files, March 11th 2012
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