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Dr. L. L. Lee, Jr.

SOURCE: Paddock, B. B., Capt., ed. A History of Central and Western Texas B Compiled from Historical Data Supplied by Commercial Clubs, Individuals and Other Authentic Sources. Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1911, p. 669-670.

L. L. Lee, Jr., M. D., of Thorndale, figures as one of the leading young physicians of Milam county, Texas, where he was born and reared.

Dr. Lee belongs to the celebrated Lee family of Virginia; that is, he is of lineal descent from the original Lees of the Old Dominion. That branch of the family from which he springs moved from Virginia to South Carolina and later to Alabama. Captain L. L. Lee, the Doctor=s father, was born in Alabama and was a resident of that state until 1875, when he moved to Texas. During the Civil war he commanded a company in the Forty-fifth Alabama Infantry and participated in al the battles fought by General Johnson and General Bragg. Like many Southern men, at the close of the war he was left with depleted fortune, and it was not until after his settlement in Texas that he accumulated a competency. Here he engaged in agricultural pursuits and prospered, and today is one of the leading farmers of Milam county. His wife, whose maiden name was Mary Sue Gunter, was twice married. By her first husband, Samuel Grubbs, she had one son, A. J. Grubbs, now a resident of Thorndale, and by Captain Lee her only child is the subject of this sketch.

At the age of twenty L. L. Lee, Jr. took a literary course at the S. W. University, Georgetown, Texas, and then entered the Birmingham Medical College, Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated with the class of 1902-3. Having received his degree, Dr. Lee opened an office in his native town, and her he soon established himself in a successful practice, which is constantly enlarging. And in order to keep himself in touch with the advancement made in the science and practice of medicine he has identified himself with numerous medical organizations, including the County, the State, the Southern and the American Medical associations.

Dr. Lee has from time to time made valuable investments and is interested in various enterprises that figure conspicuously in the business activity of his town. He is vice president of Strauss, Grubbs and Company, general merchants of Thorndale, and he is a stockholder in the First National Bank of Thorndale.

On October 20, 1904, Dr. Lee married Miss Kattie B. Kimbrough, of Birmingham, Alabama, youngest of the six children of Duke Kimbrough, the others being as follows: Eula Kimbrough, wife of W. S. Smith, of Birmingham; Nathaniel Kimbrough; John Kimbrough, deceased; Maude Kimbrough, wife of A. L. Hinds, of Thorndale; Sue Kimbrough, wife of L. Andrews, of Birmingham.

To the Doctor and his wife three children have been given: Lake L. Lee, born August 26, 1905; Mary Sue Lee, November 10, 1906; and Kattie B. Lee, April 1, 1908.

Fraternally the Doctor is identified with the A. F. & A. M., the I. O. O. F. and the K. of P., all of Thorndale.

We must say a special thank you to Karin Galindo of Omaha, NE, for typing the above biographical sketch for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.

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