Jesse Curtis Dykes (1917 - 2005)

Jesse Curtis Dykes
1917 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Jesse Curtis Dykes was born on November 26, 1917 at Home, Dykes, Kentucky. He was born to Jesse Oliver Dykes and Sarah Grace (Baker) Dykes, with siblings Geneva, Eva, Helen, William, Arthur, Venice, Cyrus, Clementine, Rose, Flonnie, Ancil, Betty, and Commodore. He married Ruth Patterson on April 10, 1943 and Ruth died on June 8, 1977. Jesse died on June 22, 2005 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana at 87 years old.


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Jesse Curtis Dykes

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Curtis or Curt




Jesse Dykes was born on at Home, in Dykes, Pulaski County, Kentucky United States 42501


Jesse Dykes died on at Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana United States

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at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 1977 S. State Road 135, in Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana United States 46143



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United States



Last Known Residence

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 46221


Fourth Grade


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Jesse Curtis Dykes Family Tree

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Dec 22, 1887 - Apr 3, 1954
Feb 19, 1893 - May 27, 1967


Aug 26, 1921 - Aug 10, 2016
Jul 5, 1913 - Jul 5, 1913
Mar 8, 1926 - Feb 18, 2014
Aug 10, 1935 - Mar 14, 1936
May 10, 1937 - Feb 7, 1938
May 26, 1923 - Sep 2, 2008
Mar 4, 1915 - Jul 6, 1963
Aug 21, 1931 - Sep 23, 2017
Jul 5, 1913 - Nov 26, 1983
Jan 26, 1928 - Nov 10, 2008
Jul 3, 1924 - May 31, 2006
Dec 13, 1933 - Feb 22, 2006
Sep 23, 1919 - May 9, 1993


Jul 5, 1913 - Nov 26, 1983
Jan 26, 1928 - Nov 10, 2008
Jul 5, 1913 - Jul 5, 1913
Sep 23, 1919 - May 9, 1993
Mar 8, 1926 - Feb 18, 2014
Dec 13, 1933 - Feb 22, 2006
Mar 4, 1915 - Jul 6, 1963
Aug 21, 1931 - Sep 23, 2017
Aug 10, 1935 - Mar 14, 1936
May 10, 1937 - Feb 7, 1938
Aug 26, 1921 - Aug 10, 2016
May 26, 1923 - Sep 2, 2008
Jul 3, 1924 - May 31, 2006



Jesse Curtis Dykes & Ruth (Patterson) Dykes

April 10, 1943 - June 8, 1977
Cause of Separation: Death
Jesse Curtis Dykes


Mar 22, 1927 - Jun 8, 1977


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Jesse Curtis Dykes passed away on June 22, 2005 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana at 87 years old. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Indiana. He was born on November 26, 1917 at Home, Dykes, Kentucky. He was born to Jesse Oliver Dykes and Sarah Grace (Baker) Dykes, with siblings Geneva, Eva, Helen, William, Arthur, Venice, Cyrus, Clementine, Rose, Flonnie, Ancil, Betty, and Commodore. Jesse married Ruth Patterson on April 10, 1943 and Ruth died on June 8, 1977.
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1917 - 2005 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Jesse Curtis Dykes was born, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1922, by the time he was just 5 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1940, by the time he was 23 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1966, when he was 49 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1996, when he was 79 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Other Biographies

Other Jesse Dykeses

Dec 22, 1887 - Apr 3, 1954
around 1926 - Unknown
around 1913 - Unknown
around 1906 - Unknown
Aug 20, 1926 - Feb 8, 2013
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 18, 1895 - May 1972
Oct 21, 1900 - December 1967
Mar 7, 1921 - Oct 2, 1997
May 2, 1927 - Jun 8, 1989
Jun 29, 1917 - August 1984

Other Dykeses

Jan 6, 1922 - May 21, 1996
Apr 27, 1904 - January 1987
Aug 7, 1926 - April 1969
Jul 9, 1930 - April 1971
Mar 2, 1935 - Mar 22, 2008
Oct 5, 1993 - May 7, 2003
Apr 29, 1934 - Mar 31, 2004
Dec 18, 1883 - August 1966
Sep 3, 1941 - Aug 1, 1997
May 17, 1905 - September 1984
Nov 29, 1875 - February 1970
Apr 11, 1896 - August 1973
Oct 13, 1875 - June 1958
Apr 25, 1904 - February 1968
Jul 21, 1913 - Sep 12, 2008
Aug 23, 1905 - August 1981
Jun 5, 1883 - Oct 15, 1973
May 17, 1923 - Nov 29, 2007
Aug 25, 1924 - Jul 6, 2004
Sep 2, 1922 - June 1986

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Apr 4, 1915 - October 1977
Mar 20, 1909 - Aug 19, 2002
May 22, 1923 - Nov 14, 2000
Jul 12, 1923 - Oct 12, 2004
Jan 27, 1919 - May 28, 2002
Mar 28, 1906 - September 1977
Sep 23, 1886 - April 1971
Dec 23, 1912 - Apr 1, 1997
Apr 26, 1886 - September 1973
Sep 21, 1907 - January 1971
Apr 29, 1913 - December 1989
May 4, 1920 - April 1979
Apr 26, 1884 - September 1972
May 17, 1883 - January 1963
Jan 31, 1880 - Jun 15, 1966
Sep 13, 1922 - Mar 20, 2007
Jul 30, 1924 - May 20, 2001
Mar 14, 1916 - Apr 4, 2008
Mar 6, 1918 - Jan 3, 2006
Nov 30, 1904 - Jan 17, 1994
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