Born in New London, Iowa. Father of Kenneth Lee. Moved to Glendale in 1905. Employed with First National Bank of Glendale.
Charter member of the California Coin Club. Member ANA and ANS. At the time of his death he had more than 380 varieties of California gold coins.
Author of California Gold, Quarters - Halves - Dollars in 1932. The book was, "Bound in Blue Spanish Leather-grained Fabrikoid, lettered in gold."
obit: NUM 56 Nov 1943 page 911