Lee Legge
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Thomas Leander Legge (1879 - abt. 1974)

Mr. Thomas Leander (Lee) Legge
Born in Scots Bay, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 1 Nov 1911 in Vernon, British Columbia, Canadamap
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Father of [private child (unknown - unknown)], , [private child (1910s - unknown)], , and
Died about at about age 95 in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Lee was born January 28, 1879, in Canning, Nova Scotia, and lived his whole life in Nova Scotia, unlike some of his siblings.

According to the 1901 Canadian census, he was living at home with his parents, was a Baptist, and was working as a farm laborer for 200 Canadian dollars (per year?). This source seems to list his name as "Lsander T." (Lysander?)

He married Ada McDonald. [1] They had 2 sons and 3 daughters.

Lee owned and operated a hardware store in Truro, Nova Scotia. The webpage for the store is www.walkers.ns.ca

Birth, death and marriage dates verified in Lyons family bible of Roy E. Lyons, Jr.


  1. "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD4-P87 : 21 January 2016), Thomas Leander Legge and Ada Mcdonald, 01 Nov 1911; citing Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11387, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,108.

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Chronicle Herald 9/6/1974

Truro - Thomas Leander (Lee) Legge died at his home, 21 Centre Street, Thursday morning. Born at Scott's Bay Road in 1879, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Anne Legge. He was a resident of Truro for over 60 years, and since 1931 had been president of A.J. Walker and Son, Limited. Mr. Legge served several years on Truro Town Council and was deputy major during the term of the late mayor A.F. Keirstead. He was for a number of years chairman of Victoria Park Commission and of Robie Street Cemetery Corporation; served on the Colchester hospital board, and was one of the organizers of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Truro. Mr. Legge was a member of the First Baptist church, and during his term as chairman of trustees, the present church building was erected. He was a member of Phoenix Lodge, I.O.O.F. He was predeceased by his wife, Ada, in 1952, a son, Donald, in 1936, and by three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his son, Keith, associated with him in business in Truro; three daughters, Dorothy at home; Edith (Mrs. Charles Brown), Brantford, Ont.; Velma (Mrs. James Fletcher), Asbestos, Que; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Pearl (Mrs. Roy Lyons), Scot's Bay Road; Cora (Mrs. Ralph Lyons), Dedham, Mass.; and Bertha (Mrs. Noble Lyons), Glenholme. The body is at the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, with visiting hours 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church, Truro, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Rev. Gordon Delaney officiating. Burial will be in the family plot, Robie Street cemetery. Floral tributes are gratefully declined by the family. Persons wishing to perpetuate his memory may do so by contributions to First Baptist Church Abiding Memorial Fund, or to Murray River Camp, c/o John Esau, R.R. No. 1, Debert.

posted 12 May 2016 by Marsha (Ciaramello) Auger   [thank Marsha]
I was told by family in Nova Scotia, that Uncle Lee Legge worked at his Truro store, Walker's, well into his 90's. As I recall, he decided that it would be better if he stopped driving his car, around the age of 93.

Marsha Auger, Leesburg,FL, Lee Legge's great niece

posted 19 Sep 2009 by Marsha (Ciaramello) Auger
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