Florence (Fitz Randolph) Lee

Florence (Fitz Randolph) Lee (1899 - 1927)

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Florence Lee formerly Fitz Randolph
Born in Alfred, Allegany County, New York, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Seventh Day Baptist parsonage, Alfred, Allegany County, New York, United States of Americamap
Died in Aurora, Colorado, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jul 2015
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Biography

Florence was born in 1899 in Alfred, NY, the daughter of Alva Fitz Randolph and Mary Caroline Hoff. She grew up on the family farm in Alfred, and in town when they bought a house there. It was a very strong Seventh Day Baptist community. She graduated from Alfred High School in 1917, and started college studies at Alfred University, but withdrew in 1918 to do nursing studies in Rochester, NY. She married Edwin R. Lee in 1920 and they lived with his parents in the Rochester, NY area and later in Leroy, NY. She fell ill and travelled west in early 1927 with her sister and her husband to seek treatment and was staying in Denver when she died later that year in September. She is buried in the Wheatland Baptist Cemetery in Belcoda, NY.

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Obituary

The Alfred Sun (Alfred, NY), 29 Sep 1927, p. 1, accessed at www.fultonhistory.com, 14 Jul 2015.

"Florence Fitz Randolph Lee.

Florence Fitz Randolph, daughter of Mary Caroline Hoff and Alva Fitz Randolph, was born in Alfred, N.Y., March 4, 1899 and died at Aurora, Colorado, September 20, 1927. Florence graduated from Alfred High School with the Class of 1916, and after doing one year of post graduate entered Alfred University in the fall of 1917. The following year she spent a few months training for a nurse in the Rochester General Hospital but gave up the work there on account of her health. On February 6, 1914, she was baptized by Rev. W. L. Burkick and joined the First Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church of which she was still a member at the time of her death. She was married to Elden R. Lee of Rochester on March 15, 1920 and since then they have made their home with his parents, first in Rochester, then in Webster, and for the past five years in Leroy, N.Y. She was taken ill last winter, and accompanied by her husband and her sister, Miss Elizabeth F. Randolph of Alfred, left Leroy on July 6th by motor for Arizona, hoping to regain her health. Upon arriving at Denver her condition became worse and since then she was tenderly cared for by her husband and sister at Aurora until she passed away. Besides her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva F. Randolph of Alfred, she is survived by three sisters, Miss Fucia, now of Wellsville, N.Y., Miss Elizabeth of Alfred, N.Y., and Miss Vida of Boston, Mass., and by one brother, Lowell of Ithaca, N.Y., all of whom were present at her funeral in Leroy, except Lowell, who with his wife and son are just returning from a year in Europe. The funeral service is being conducted by Rev. J.C. Wiley, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Leroy, N.Y., this afternoon and the body will be laid to rest in the Wheatland Baptist Cemetery, Wheatland, Monroe, County, N.Y."


Surname note

In this Fitz Randolph family, Fitz appears to have been used by all family members in the family where Florence is a child as their middle name as if part of their surname: In some censuses, the family is recorded using FitzRandolph or Fitz Randolph as the surname including Florence's mother, Mary C (Catherine) FitzRandolph. The current consensus is therefore to use the surname Fitz Randolph as Last Name at Birth for Florence, her siblings and father. (Need to confirm how Fitz Randolph was used in the Alva Fitz Randolph family in legal documents and when births were recorded.) Please don't hesitate to contact the profile manager if you think this decision should be reviewed!


Sources

Residence in New York

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS67-WSG : accessed 14 July 2015), Florence Fitz in household of Randolph Alvah Fitz, Alfred Township Alfred village, Allegany, New York, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 397, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,008. Census date: 25-26 Jun 1900. Name: Florence Fitz; Gender: Female; Age: 1; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter; Birth Date: Mar 1899; Birthplace: New York; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Randolph Alvah Fitz, Head, M, Apr 1867, 33, married; yrs married: 12; West Virginia; Farmer, Unemployed: 0 months; owned farm with mortgage; farm schedule available; Mary C Fitz, Wife, F, Mar 1863, 37, married, yrs married: 12; children born: 4; living: 4; West Virginia; occupation: none; Fucia Fitz, Daughter, F, June 1889; 11 (10 in original form), West Virginia; at school, 9 mo; Elizabeth Fitz, Daughter, F, Oct 1890, 10 (9 in original), New York; at school, 9 mo; Lowell Fitz, Son, M, Oct 1894, 6 (5 in original), New York; at school, 9 mo; Florence Fitz, Daughter, F, Mar 1899, 1, New York. Parents' birthplace for everyone: West Virginia. NOTE: on original form, the family is listed by the surname Fitz Randolph; e.g. Fitz Randolph, Alvah; Fitz Randolph, Mary C; etc.

New York, State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVBH-JDN : accessed 14 July 2015), Florence F Randolph, Alfred, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York; citing p. 36, line 10, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 501,960. Census date: 1 Jun 1905. Name: Florence F Randolph; Residence Place: Alfred, Allegany, New York; Age: 6; Birth Year (Estimated): 1899; Birthplace: United States; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Race: W; Page: 36; Reference ID: 10. Address: Callen Hill. Household members listed: Alva F Randolph, head, w, m, 38, US, cit, Farmer, own account; Mary F Randolph, wife, w, f, 42, US, cit, housework; Fusia F, daughter, w, f, 16, US, cit, at school (8); Elizabeth F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 14, US, cit, at school (8 1/2); Lowell F Randolph, son, w, m, 10, US, cit, at school (8 1/2); Florence F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 6, US, cit, at school (8 3/2); Vida F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 3, US, cit.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5Q9-324 : accessed 14 July 2015), Florence F Randolph in household of Alva F Randolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 11A, family 270, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,936. Census date: 4 May 1910. Name: Florence F Randolph; Gender: Female; Age: 11; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter; Birth Year (Estimated): 1899; Birthplace: New York; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva F Randolph, Head, M, 43, 1st marriage; yrs married: 21; West Virginia; Farmer, dairy farm, employer; owned farm, with mortgage; has farm schedule. Mary C F Randolph, Wife, F, 47, 1st marriage, yrs married: 21; children born:5;living:5; West Virginia; Fucia F Randolph, Daughter, F, 20, single, West Virginia; Elizabeth F Randolph, Daughter, F, 19, single, New York; Lowell F Randolph, Son, M, 15, single, New York; Florence F Randolph, Daughter, F, 11, single, New York; Vida F Randolph, Daughter, F, 6, single, New York; All parents' birthplaces: West Virginia. Everyone can read/write. All children attending school. NOTE: All children use F as middle initial for Fitz.

"New York, State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9X2-5LC : accessed 14 July 2015), Florence Fitzrandolph, Alfred, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 24, line 46, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany. Census date: 1 Jun 1915. Name: Florence Fitzrandolph; Gender: Female; Age: 16; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Birth Year (Estimated): 1899; House Number: Un; Page: 24; Line Number: 46. Address: Cross Road, R.D. 1. Farm. Household members listed: Alva FitzRandolph; head, w, m, 49, US, cit, farmer, emp.; Mary C FitzRandolph, wife, w, f, 53, US, cit, housework; Fucia FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 25, US, cit, teacher, wages, Hancock NY; Elizabeth FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 24, US, cit, teacher, wages, Wellsville, NY; Lowell FitzRandolph, son, w, m, 20, US, cit, college; Florence FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 16 US, cit, school; Vida FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 11, US, Cit, school; Perry Ralph, servant, w, m, 19, US, cit, farm laborer, wages.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJKD-G82 : accessed 14 July 2015), Florence Fitzrandolph in household of Alva Fitzrandolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 250, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,084. Census date: 28 Jan 1920. Name: Florence Fitzrandolph; Gender: Female; Age: 20; Marital Status: Signle; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter; Birth Year (Estimated): 1900; Birthplace: New York; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva Fitzrandolph, Head, M, 52, married, West Virginia; farmer, general farm, own account, farm schedule 66; Mary C Fitzrandolph, Wife, F, 56, married, West Virginia; no occupation; Fucia Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 30, single, West Virginia; teacher, high school, wages; Elizabeth Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 29, single, New York; attended school!; no occupation; Lowell Fitzrandolph, Son, M, 25, single, New York; teacher, university, wages; Florence Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 20, single, New York; no occupation; Vida Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 16, single, New York; attended school; Arthur Moland, Hired man, M, 67, single, New York; parents' birthplace: NY; farm laborer, working out, wages. Address: Randolph Road, Farm, Owned, no mortgage. All parents' birthplace: West Virginia.

Marriage

"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFR7-66V : accessed 14 July 2015), Elden Raymond Lee and Florence Fitz Randolph, 15 Mar 1920; citing Allegany, New York, United States, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,006,590. Name: Elden Raymond Lee; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 15 Mar 1920; Event Place: Allegany, New York, United States; Age: 20; Birth Year (Estimated): 1900; Father's Name: Albert E Lee; Mother's Name: Mary Fisher; Spouse's Name: Florence Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Age: 21; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1899; Spouse's Father's Name: Alva Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Caroline Hoff.

"New York, State Census, 1925," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSSH-CXF : accessed 14 July 2015), Florence R Lee, Le Roy, A.D. 01, E.D. 03, Genesee, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1925," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing state population census schedules, 1925, p. 17, line 29, New York State Archives, Albany. Census date: 1 Jun 2015. Name: Florence R Lee; Gender: Female; Age: 26; Nationality: United States; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter-in-law; Birth Year (Estimated): 1899; Page: 17; Line Number: 29. Address: Summit Rt Rd. Household members: Albert E. Lee, head, w, m, 72, US, cit, Farmer, own account; Mary Lee, wife, w, f, 62, Holland, yrs in US: 58, citizen, housework; Elden R. Lee, son, w, m, 25, US, cit, Machinist. wages; Forence R. Lee, daughter-in-law, w, f, 26, US, cit, housework.

University records

Alfred University, Herrick Memorial Library, University Archives, Alfred, NY. (Laurie McFadden): Email to Tom Randolph, dated 18 Sep 2015. Name: Florence Fitz Randolph; Home address: Alfred, NY; Dates registered: 1917 - 1918; Degree: A.B. (1900). Was in the applied art program at AU; Did not graduate from AU, withdrew to study nursing

Death

FindaGrave Memorial #125849443 accessed 14 Jul 2015. Name: Florence Lee: Birth:1899; Death: Sep 29, 1927; Burial: Wheatland Baptist Cemetery, Belcoda, Monroe County, New York, USA; Inscription: "Florence Lee 1899-1927". Photo: yes. Note: 27y wife of Elden


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Florence by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Florence:

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Alva Fitz Randolph family in 1917
Alva Fitz Randolph family in 1917

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