MAJOR G. F. LEE, INDIAN FIGHTER, EX-WARDEN, DIED
CHICAGO, June 3, 1945 – News of the death in California of Major George Fitzgerald Lee, veteran of five years, warden of the Cook County Jail at one time, and former Police Magistrate of Maywood, was received yesterday by friends in Chicago. He died May 30 in San Diego, where he had lived since leaving Chicago several years ago. He was 79.
He enlisted in the Army in 1885, fought in Indian campaigns and was a friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. He remained in the Army until 1919 and saw service in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion and World War I.
He served as Warden from April 1920 until May 1921 when he left after a dispute with Sheriff Peters over jail administration. His body is being sent to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.
The Adventurers’ Club, of which he was a member, will arrange tomorrow for a memorial service. He had no immediately family,
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