Dorothy Pressley (1914 - 1987)

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Dorothy Pressley
1914 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Pressley was born on March 28, 1914. She died in January 1987 at age 72. We know that Dorothy Pressley had been residing in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33460.


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Dorothy Pressley died in January 1987 at 72 years of age. She was born on March 28, 1914. There is no information about Dorothy's family. We know that Dorothy Pressley had been residing in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida 33460.
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In 1914, in the year that Dorothy Pressley was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1952, by the time she was 38 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1960, at the age of 46 years old, Dorothy was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1977, at the age of 63 years old, Dorothy was alive when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1987, in the year of Dorothy Pressley's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Dorothy M Pressley
Jun 18, 1913 - Apr 2, 2001
Dorothy F Pressley
Apr 18, 1919 - Apr 21, 1998
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Dorothy Y Pressley
Apr 20, 1945 - May 25, 2002
Seymour, TN
Dorothy D Pressley
Aug 3, 1924 - May 15, 2000
Porter, TX
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Feb 3, 1906 - June 1971
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Mar 11, 1931 - March 1983
Louisville, Kentucky
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William R Pressley
Dec 14, 1926 - Feb 20, 1996
Geneva, FL
Fannie Pressley
Feb 25, 1883 - October 1965
Renwick Pressley
Jan 22, 1957 - March 1985
Tampa, Florida
Marcellus Pressley
Apr 26, 1929 - March 1983
Lillie Pressley
Feb 22, 1931 - May 1970
John Pressley
Aug 2, 1923 - Jun 27, 2000
Bradenton, FL
Lucy Pressley
Apr 5, 1902 - May 1972
Rosa L Pressley
Oct 19, 1911 - Nov 15, 1993
Boynton Beach, FL
Minnie Lee Pressley
Oct 25, 1931 - Jan 25, 2011
Zephyrhills, Florida
Fedonia Pressley
Aug 23, 1905 - Apr 25, 1990
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Annie B Pressley
Jan 3, 1910 - Aug 5, 1992
Utica, NY
Susanna Pressley
Sep 15, 1909 - November 1971
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tonjar Aneta Pressley
Jun 20, 1970 - Mar 26, 2011
Pensacola, Florida
Christine Y Pressley
Jun 22, 1940 - Jan 3, 1990
Lakeland, FL
Foie L Pressley
May 8, 1938 - Aug 1, 2001
Cleveland, TN
Christophe M Pressley
Sep 3, 1964 - Jul 9, 1998
Bluff City, TN
Ben Pressley
Nov 25, 1926 - Jun 1, 1992
Philadelphia, PA
Marc L Pressley
Oct 20, 1948 - May 23, 2005
Lakeland, FL
Lora C Pressley
Nov 21, 1908 - Apr 7, 2003
Brooksville, FL
Linda G Pressley
Oct 25, 1952 - Nov 14, 2006
Jacksonville, FL

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Jan 18, 1922 - Mar 31, 1990
Sanford, FL
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Jan 20, 1927 - Oct 4, 1997
Lakeland, FL
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Jul 9, 1901 - August 1968
Bartow, Florida
Edward King
May 19, 1926 - July 1975
Theodore H Gates
May 8, 1923 - Mar 8, 2006
Crestview, FL
Frances E Knight
Jul 12, 1911 - December 1995
Ocoee, FL
James L Black
May 30, 1923 - Dec 12, 1996
Ocoee, FL
Mack Everett
Feb 17, 1900 - February 1981
Webster, Florida
William Bridges
Jun 22, 1903 - September 1981
Rockledge, Florida
Amanda Pickle
Apr 15, 1894 - February 1978
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Archie D Cone
Aug 9, 1926 - Feb 7, 1990
Savannah, GA
James King
Aug 26, 1894 - January 1968
Harry Banzhof
Oct 8, 1894 - September 1975
Chattahoochee, Florida
Robert M Brice
Sep 21, 1926 - Jul 28, 2001
Orlando, FL
Curtiss Marshall
Jan 6, 1925 - June 1980
Richard Chapman
Dec 26, 1926 - Apr 7, 2000
Montgomery, TX
William B Stich
Oct 18, 1922 - Jan 22, 2008
Jacksonville, FL
Lloyd M Gano
Aug 9, 1927 - Nov 6, 2008
Orlando, Florida
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Carroll Copelan
Oct 29, 1895 - December 1982
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