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Joseph Lee was born 8 March 1862 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States to Henry Lee (1817-1898) and Elizabeth Perkins Cabot (1823-1909) and died 28 July 1937 Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Copley Cabot (1866-1920) 20 May 1897 in Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.

He was a wealthy Bostonian, who trained as a lawyer but never practiced law, and is considered the "founder of the playground movement." Lee believed that community life could be strengthened by playgrounds and play. Lee was also a proponent of eugenics and a major financial supporter of the Immigration Restriction League, a Boston-based group that promoted race-based eugenics as a basis for restricting immigration from eastern and southern Europe. [Wikipedia]

Children



Offspring of Joseph Lee and Margaret Copley Cabot (1866-1920)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Margaret Lee (1898-1981)
Susan Mary Lee (1899-1980)
Joseph Lee (1901-1991) 15 February 1901 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 6 November 1991 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Kathleen Nolan (1904-1951) Kathleen Nolan (1904-1951) Ariel Foley (c1934-)
Amy Lee (1903-1996)
















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