Born in 1886, in Pennsylvania. He would be an old immigrant. He is the son to Gordon Ed Kunkel and Mary Fernandes. In 1910 he was 24, he lived in Pine Creek, Carroll, Virginia. He was married to Lenna Kunkel. They rented a home they did not own one at the time. They had 3 kids.
in 1910 Lee was a Laborer for iron mines. He was the wage maker in his family. He could both read and write.