Lee E Karr

1886 - 1974

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Lee E Karr

1886 - 1974
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Lee Elmer Karr----My Grandad.......what a special person he was. I remember him as loving me and spending time with me whenever he could. One thing I especially remember was him taking me to the cafe at the Dixon (Illinois) State School when they worked there. He would sit me up on the counter and a
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Lee E Karr


Oakwood Cemetery

557-571 N 17th St
Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois
United States

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Lee Elmer Karr

Contributor: dgmurray Created : 3 years ago Updated : 3 years ago

Lee Elmer Karr----My Grandad.......what a special person he was. I remember him as loving me and spending time with me whenever he could. One thing I especially remember was him taking me to the cafe at the Dixon (Illinois) State School when they worked there. He would sit me up on the counter and ask me what I wanted. I don't remember what I asked for......but I always got a cheese burger and a chocolate malt. Yum. One of my favorites to this day. I don't think that there was anyone who loved me more than he and Nanny did...except maybe my sweet husband of 57 years. And I adored him and Nanny. I asked him once if he ever put any money into the Stock Market. He said that he did, and lost it all and that was his venture into that!! He loved to fish.....he would take me with him to the Mississippi River and we would fish for catfish by the hours. I don't remember ever wanting to go home because we were there too long. We had such great fun together. Nanny was a fisher man (lady) too. She would come with us and we would just fish and fish. One time we were not fishing in the Mississippi River, but in a lake. He caught a turtle and I was so distressed about hurting it. He threw it back into the lake. Don't know if it was hurt, but I felt better that it was back in the water. If I were to say one thing about my dear Grandad, it is that he was a gentle, peaceful man. He was loved and respected by all that knew him. I don't think anyone would ever be able to say a bad word about this wonderful man. Right before he died, he pointed to the upper corner of the hospital room and said, "Charlotte, open that door". Guess that says it all. Written 11-1-2015 My grandfather, Lee Karr. I don't know why when I think about family stories, he is the first one to come to my mind. Some of the things that I vividly remember when he was the mailman at the Dixon State School. It was a place for the mentally and physically handicapped. As I look back today, it was a terrible place, but it didn't seem too bad at the time. I remember the time he took me into the “baby room”. There was a very large room filled with baby cribs with a wee small baby in each one. I couldn't even comprehend what it was, as I was very young myself. But today, I shudder to think of those precious little spirits in a place like that. Fun times we had were when he would take me to the cafeteria and sit me up on the counter and say, “Fix this girl and cheeseburger and a chocolate malt. I don't think anything ever tasted as good as that did. Another thing we did quite often was fishing in the Mississippi River. At that time fishing was good. The River was not polluted as it is goday. The catfish we would catch were the BEST every. Nanny would send him to the garage to deep fry all of the fish. She didn't want the smell of fried fish in the house. Then she would make coleslaw and we would eat away until we couldn't eat another bite.

Life timeline of Lee E Karr

Lee E Karr was born in 1886
Lee E Karr was 5 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Lee E Karr was 19 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Lee E Karr was 28 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Lee E Karr was 43 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Lee E Karr was 53 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Lee E Karr was 54 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Lee E Karr was 69 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Lee E Karr was 78 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Lee E Karr died in 1974 at the age of 88
Grave record for Lee E Karr (1886 - 1974), BillionGraves Record 32002098 Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States