James Dees (1903 - 1980)

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James Dees
1903 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
James Dees was born on March 2, 1903. He died in October 1980 at 77 years old. We know that James Dees had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maine.

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James Dees died in October 1980 at 77 years of age. He was born on March 2, 1903. There is no information about James's family. We know that James Dees had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maine.
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In 1903, in the year that James Dees was born, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1925, when he was 22 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1931, when he was 28 years old, 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 1963, he was 60 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1980, in the year of James Dees's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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James Bracken Dees
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James W Dees
Born: around 1921
Kentucky, United States
James Dees
Born: around 1919
California, United States
James A Dees
Born: around 1926
Arkansas, United States
James K Dees
Born: around 1922
Arkansas, United States
James Dees
Born: around 1921
Louisiana, United States
James W Dees
Born: around 1922
Arizona, United States
James D Dees
Born: around 1918
Oklahoma, United States
James R Dees
Born: around 1909
Oklahoma, United States
James C Dees
Born: around 1922
United States
James H Dees
Born: around 1925
Kentucky, United States
James P Dees
Born: around 1917
North Carolina, United States
James M Dees
Born: around 1925
Tennessee, United States
James W Dees
Born: around 1925
Florida, United States
James W Dees
Born: around 1924
Mississippi, United States
James P Dees
Born: around 1915
North Carolina, United States
James Dees
Born: around 1917
United States
James E Dees
Born: around 1918
Georgia, United States
James v Dees
Born: around 1913
Texas, United States
James A Dees
Born: around 1926
Missouri, United States

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Melton P Dees
Mar 8, 1920 - Aug 15, 2002
Ocala, FL
Teford Dees
Jan 11, 1918 - November 1973
Wesley Dees
Mar 2, 1907 - October 1978
Hollywood, Florida
Marco Dees
Oct 7, 1916 - April 1971
Melton Dees
Nov 25, 1915 - Jun 3, 1993
Zephyrhills, FL
William Dees
Apr 18, 1902 - June 1960
Hamp Dees
Feb 22, 1918 - Jul 17, 1989
Riverview, FL
Paul Dees
Dec 26, 1919 - Dec 31, 1992
Zolfo Springs, FL
Gladys I Dees
Jun 23, 1905 - Feb 7, 1996
Verona S Dees
Oct 7, 1920 - Sep 29, 2002
Grantsboro, NC
Nora L Dees
Feb 3, 1914 - May 24, 1998
Pierson, FL
Paul Dees
Nov 2, 1921 - June 1975
Bartow, Florida
Haywood G Dees
Apr 3, 1917 - Oct 15, 2001
Franklin, NC
Myrle M Dees
Apr 25, 1905 - October 1989
Pensacola, FL
Mittie Myriah Dees
May 12, 1927 - Sep 20, 2009
Gainesville, Florida
Ashley L Dees
Jan 9, 1927 - Apr 30, 1996
Dade City, FL
Dorothy A Dees
Jan 29, 1924 - Sep 25, 1998
Yulee, FL
Horace O Dees
Dec 27, 1922 - Dec 23, 1998
Auburndale, FL
Ernest L Dees
Mar 14, 1927 - Nov 8, 2003
Anderson, MO
Frederick Dees
Mar 9, 1887 - October 1967
Plant City, Florida

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Harvey Miller
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Mayo, FL
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Pearson, GA
Rufus Odom
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Robert L Payton
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Philadelphia, PA
Alvin Spencer
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Willie Hurd
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New York, NY
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Angus Skinner
Jul 21, 1909 - October 1980
Marianna, Florida
Beroth Clayton
Aug 7, 1916 - January 1981
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