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www.childers-shepherd.org, 17 Jan 2009
Julia V. Lee and Wallace King George:

Julia Lee arrived at Hampton Institute (HI) from Cherokee, NC, in September 1894. Julia had attended
the Cherokee Boarding school for one year. Her home record is listed as good and excellent. During
her stay at Hampton Julia participated in the school's outing program five times (she spent the break
of 1897 at home in NC).

When the census of Stockbridge, MA, was taken on 4 June 1900, Julia was employed there as a
servant in the home of Mary S. Avril.

She left HI for good in October 1900.

She married Wallace George on January 1, 1903. He was a student at HI from September 1897 until
graduating in 1902. In 1901 he was certified as a machinist. His student file describes Wallace as
"excellent in every way."

In 1910 they resided with their two young children at Hanover, Chautauqua, NY.

In a report dated Jan. 1, 1914, Caroline Andrus, director of the Indian program at HI, described her  
recent visit to Indian alumni living in New York. Wallace George (machinist) and Julia's brother Alonzo
Lee, another HI alumnus (carpenter), were both working in the same shops in Silver Creek
(Chautauqua County, NY) where they had found work after leaving HI. Her report indicates that "both
have homes that are models of   neatness and excellence in every way, 'perhaps the best homes I
have ever seen among returned students.'"

When Wallace King George registered for the military draft 10 September 1918, he indicated that his
date of birth was 8 Jan 1880, that their residence was at 37 Adams Street, Silver Creek, NY, and that
his occupation was "toolmaker" employed by
S. Howes, Inc. (An internet search finds this company
still in Silver Creek, NY, at 25 Howard Street.)

The 1930 census found the family at Lockport, Niagara County, NY.

The last record we've found for Julia V. Lee George was her inclusion on the Indian census roll for the
Eastern Cherokees dated 1 January 1937. It indicates her family's address to be 237 Genesse Street,
Lockport, Niagara County, NY.

Social Security records say Wallace George died August, 1963.

Sources: World War I draft registration;
US Census 1930 Lockport, Niagara, NY;
Indian Census Roll, Eastern Cherokees, 1 Jan 1937;
Social Security death record.
The following account is based on public records and on notes about Hampton Institute students provided by historian
and university professor Jon Brudvig, Ph.D., whose assistance is much appreciated.  (See his website at

). See other sources listed at the end.