James Lyles (1898 - 1965)

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James Lyles
1898 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
James Lyles was born on January 10, 1898. He died in April 1965 at age 67. We know that James Lyles had been residing in Illinois.


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James Lyles passed away in April 1965 at 67 years old. He was born on January 10, 1898. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Lyles had been residing in Illinois.
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In 1898, in the year that James Lyles was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1916, he was 18 years old when the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1923, by the time he was 25 years old, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1935, when he was 37 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1965, in the year of James Lyles's passing, 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.

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James M Lyles
Born: around 1928
Georgia, United States
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Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
James K v Lyles
Born: around 1927
Mississippi, United States
James J Lyles
Born: around 1921
Alabama, United States
James L Lyles
Born: around 1905
New York, United States
James A Lyles
Born: around 1917
California, United States
James D Lyles
Born: around 1919
California, United States
James C Lyles
Born: around 1914
California, United States
James A Lyles
Born: around 1918
Texas, United States
James E Lyles
Born: around 1923
Illinois, United States
James A Lyles
Born: around 1903
Wisconsin, United States
James B Lyles
Born: around 1917
Illinois, United States
James H Lyles
Born: around 1910
Ohio, United States
James D Lyles
Born: around 1908
Alabama, United States
James Lyles
Born: around 1922
South Carolina, United States
James W Lyles
Born: around 1924
South Carolina, United States
James B Lyles
Born: around 1921
Alabama, United States

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Jun 27, 1913 - Apr 1, 2003
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May 14, 1910 - Jan 14, 1997
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Mar 15, 1922 - Dec 25, 2007
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Jan 23, 1920 - Mar 7, 2008
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Viola Lyles
Jun 18, 1909 - December 1983
Rector, Arkansas
Nettie B Lyles
Feb 27, 1912 - May 24, 1997
Little Rock, AR
Almetta Lyles
Sep 13, 1918 - May 31, 2002
Albany, GA
Hattie M Lyles
Jan 9, 1922 - Apr 25, 1999
Betty J Lyles
Feb 18, 1927 - Oct 2, 1999
Fort Smith, AR
Marie E Lyles
Apr 29, 1915 - Dec 30, 2005
Fort Smith, AR
Jimmie Lyles
Mar 18, 1924 - Nov 8, 1992
Tunica, MS
Pearlie Mae Lyles
Jun 23, 1927 - Dec 30, 2000
Saint Louis, MO
Ethel E Lyles
Dec 6, 1921 - May 22, 1991
Wilmar, AR
Mary Lee Lyles
May 11, 1926 - Aug 21, 2011
Oakland, CA
Rosetta Ethel Lyles
Mar 24, 1924 - Nov 17, 2008
Los Angeles, California
Cleatus Lyles
Nov 1, 1916 - Dec 6, 1995
Olive Branch, MS
Bertha A Lyles
Jun 23, 1914 - Jul 28, 1986
Rector, AR
Estella Mae Lyles
Apr 17, 1926 - Mar 22, 2010
Texarkana, Texas
Annie Lyles
Feb 28, 1894 - July 1981
Saint Louis, Missouri
Anna Lyles
Jun 2, 1916 - January 1986
Little Rock, Arkansas

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