Delbert Towles (1908 - 1967)

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Delbert Towles
1908 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Delbert Towles was born on May 14, 1908. He died in December 1967 at age 59.


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Delbert Towles passed away in December 1967 at 59 years of age. He was born on May 14, 1908. There is no information about Delbert's family.
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In 1908, in the year that Delbert Towles was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1919, at the age of only 11 years old, Delbert was alive when on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1928, he was 20 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1938, Delbert was 30 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1967, in the year of Delbert Towles's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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Feb 13, 1932 - Nov 19, 1996
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Sep 28, 1924 - Jan 11, 1992
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Prudell Towles
Aug 20, 1883 - Jul 13, 1988
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Frances E Towles
Jun 28, 1909 - October 1992
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Andrew Towles
Nov 12, 1916 - December 1980
Highland Park, Michigan
Mance Towles
Aug 1, 1920 - July 1968
Ruby L Towles
Sep 30, 1922 - Dec 13, 2008
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Clifford Towles
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Robert Kennymore Towles
Jun 5, 1944 - Mar 31, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Terry Towles
Jun 19, 1953 - May 19, 2011
Norma M Towles
Nov 20, 1919 - Oct 8, 2000
Union, MI
Alice Mary Towles
Nov 19, 1927 - Feb 4, 1999
Laguna Niguel, CA
Marcus W Towles
Nov 10, 1951 - Nov 11, 2010
Geneva, AL
Helen K Towles
Feb 14, 1918 - Dec 25, 2008
Sterling Heights, MI

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