Henry Lester (1913 - 1982)

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Henry Lester
1913 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Henry Lester was born on November 5, 1913. He died in February 1982 at age 68. We know that Henry Lester had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48213.


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Henry Lester died in February 1982 at 68 years of age. He was born on November 5, 1913. We are unaware of information about Henry's immediate family. We know that Henry Lester had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48213.
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In 1913, in the year that Henry Lester was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1924, at the age of only 11 years old, Henry was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1931, at the age of 18 years old, Henry was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1965, Henry was 52 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1982, in the year of Henry Lester's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Washington, United States
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Born: around 1909
California, United States
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Born: around 1916
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1918
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Born: around 1904
United States
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Born: around 1914
Georgia, United States
Henry W Lester
Born: around 1915
Georgia, United States
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Born: around 1906
Florida, United States
Henry H Lester
Born: around 1911
United States
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Born: around 1913
Virginia, United States
Henry S Jr Lester
Born: around 1917
Virginia, United States
Henry E Lester
Born: around 1918
New York, United States

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Jun 16, 1920 - Jun 13, 1999
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