Obituary – Charles William Lee
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Saundra Lee Anderson
East Liverpool Review
May 29, 1931
YOUTH FATALLY BURNED WHILE WITH CARNIVAL
Lad Succumbs Thursday in Harrisburg Hopsital
Traveled With His Stepfather, George Hadgett
Charles William Lee, 18, son of Mrs. George Hadgett of Monroe street, died in a hospital at Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday afternoon as the result of burns sustained when an alcohol stove exploded in a carnival at Middletown, Pa., Wednesday night.
Lee, who has been traveling since April with his step-father, George Hadgett, who has a concession in the Reithoffer Shows, was attempting to light the stove when the explosion occurred. The housecar, which served as the Hadgetts home, was badly damaged.
High School Graduate
The body was brought to the Miller Funeral home here today and will be removed to the home of Mrs. Eliza Hadgett in Monroe street Saturday afternoon.
Lee graduated from the East Liverpool High School with the class of 1930. He was a member of the Harding chapter, DeMolay, the Shamrock club and the First Church of Christ.
Funeral Services Monday.
Besides his parents, he leaves his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, of East Liverpool, and his step-father’s mother, Mrs. Eliza Hadgett of Monroe street, with whom he made his home while attending school here.
Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Hadgett Monday at 3:30 p.m. in charge of the Rev. W. H. Baker, pastor of the First Church of Christ. Burial will be made in the Riverview Cemetery.