Deray Lyles (1923 - 1960)

Deray Lyles
1923 - 1960
updated February 06, 2019
Deray Lyles was born on October 12, 1923. Deray died in July 1960 at 36 years old.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Deray Lyles Biography

Vital facts & highlights of Deray's life to share with the world

Most Commonly Known Name

Deray Lyles

First name

Deray

Middle name

Unknown.

Maiden name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Birth

Deray Lyles was born on

Death

Deray Lyles died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Deray.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Deray Lyles?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Deray's ethnicity and where did their parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Deray a religious person?

Last Known Residence

Unknown. Did Deray move a lot? Where was their last known location?

Education

Did Deray finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Deray attend?

Professions

Share what Deray did for a living or if they had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Deray's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Deray serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with their life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Deray Lyles Family Tree

Deray's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Lyles family tree.

Deray's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Deray Lyles
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Deray's Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Deray during various points of their life.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Deray

What do you remember about Deray Lyles? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about them. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Deray is remembered.

Deray Lyles Obituary

This obit of Deray Lyles is maintained by Deray's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Deray Lyles passed away in July 1960 at 36 years old. Deray was born on October 12, 1923. We have no information about Deray's family.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Deray Lyles

1923 - 1960 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Deray's lifetime

In 1923, in the year that Deray Lyles was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1932, at the age of only 9 years old, Deray was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1947, when this person was 24 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1955, when this person was 32 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1960, in the year of Deray Lyles's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

Other Biographies

Other Lyleses

Sep 1, 1888 - April 1968
May 24, 1926 - Jun 29, 2001
Feb 4, 1930 - May 15, 1990
May 12, 1890 - October 1977
May 2, 1920 - Apr 23, 2004
Oct 22, 1922 - September 1983
Nov 14, 1900 - January 1971
Sep 12, 1933 - September 1966
Dec 28, 1914 - November 1979
Oct 4, 1938 - Apr 25, 2010
Jul 1, 1914 - Sep 3, 1989
Jun 28, 1950 - July 1982
Jan 11, 1886 - March 1976
Sep 26, 1917 - October 1984
May 22, 1894 - February 1983
Sep 22, 1914 - October 1986
Jun 15, 1917 - January 1969
Jan 19, 1919 - August 1984
Oct 14, 1917 - Dec 12, 2002
Oct 19, 1964 - Jun 15, 1991

Other Bios

Feb 5, 1899 - July 1962
Oct 8, 1903 - Feb 20, 1994
Sep 13, 1902 - September 1968
Mar 19, 1921 - Jun 17, 2007
Mar 16, 1904 - January 1982
Feb 2, 1906 - Apr 25, 1998
Jan 11, 1899 - July 1984
Mar 16, 1917 - Jul 22, 2010
May 10, 1900 - January 1970
Apr 5, 1923 - Sep 16, 2005
Apr 30, 1922 - Oct 5, 2005
Sep 15, 1919 - Sep 24, 2010
Dec 21, 1914 - Feb 18, 2010
Nov 30, 1891 - October 1973
Jun 19, 1925 - Feb 15, 2002
Jan 25, 1894 - February 1991
May 26, 1880 - May 1972
Apr 14, 1887 - October 1970
Mar 11, 1921 - Jan 29, 2002
Oct 10, 1913 - Jun 24, 1994
Success Stories from Biographies like Deray Lyles
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.