Catherine (Keith) Bradley Lee
November 17, 1809 – May 25, 1889
From the May 22, 1889 Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, p.2: “Aunt Katy” is suffering untold agony, which must end soon.”
From the May 29, 1889 Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, p.6: Mrs. Catherine Lee died of cancer on Saturday night after long and painful suffering. The the funeral took place at the house Monday p.m. at 1 o’clock.
From the May 27, 1889 Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, p.2: Mrs. Catherine B. Lee – Catherine B. Keith was born in Herkimer county, N.Y., Nov. 17, 1809; was married to Ethan Bradley March 31, 1839. From this marriage was her only surviving child, Mrs. Helen Bradley York, now in Idaho. Deceased came to Michigan in May, 1834. After the death of her husband she was married to George C. Lee March 12, 1840, long since deceased. Having been a resident of South Comstock more than one-half century it is needless to say that she was beloved by all. She was a good Samaritan in early days, and came to be “Aunt Katy” to all the boys and girls, by which title she is most familiarly remembered. Her youngest daughter, Mrs. Martin Milham, died five years ago, leaving seven young children, whereupon “Aunt Katy” took up the work that Lucy laid down, and has since cared for the orphans with a mother’s care and love. Truly “she has done a good work.” Her life was one of christian forbearance and example. (Handwritten note on the article: Died 1889 May 25th Buried May 27th)
From the June 3, 1889 Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, p.2: The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Lee was well attended on Monday the 27th. Rev. Wm. Gray officiated. The floral offerings were profuse. A very large procession followed the remains to Galesburg where they now rest in the old cemetery.