Jimmie Lyles (1918 - 1978)

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Jimmie Lyles
1918 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Jimmie Lyles was born on November 5, 1918. He died on January 28, 1978 at 59 years of age.


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Houston National Cemetery Section B Site 2236, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, in Houston, Texas 77038



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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Jimmie Lyles died on January 28, 1978 at age 59. He was buried in Houston National Cemetery Section B Site 2236, Houston, Texas. He was born on November 5, 1918. We are unaware of information about Jimmie's immediate family.
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In 1918, in the year that Jimmie Lyles was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1934, Jimmie was 16 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1951, at the age of 33 years old, Jimmie was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1961, he was 43 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1978, in the year of Jimmie Lyles's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Other Jimmie Lyleses

Jimmie R Lyles
Born: around 1922
Texas, United States
Jimmie Lyles
Born: around 1918
Texas, United States
Jimmie Lyles
Born: around 1919
Tennessee, United States
Jimmie Leo Lyles
Born: around 1921
New York, United States
Jimmie Lyles
Born: around 1918
Texas, United States
Jimmie L Lyles
Apr 11, 1921 - Jul 31, 1969

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Feb 3, 1911 - Oct 7, 1967
William H Lyles
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 4, 1954
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Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 3, 1953
Erman L Lyles
Aug 14, 1921 - Feb 20, 1945
Herbert A Lyles
Dec 31, 1969 - Apr 28, 1954
Herbert Albert Lyles
Feb 20, 1921 - Jan 21, 1962
James G Lyles
Died: Oct 29, 1950
Lillie Lyles
Feb 28, 1927 - Dec 6, 1978
Ralph Daniel Lyles
Died: Sep 28, 1918
Mable Lyles
Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 24, 1994
Frank Cleveland Lyles
Oct 26, 1917 - Aug 3, 1965
Leon Clayton Lyles
Feb 27, 1928 - Nov 23, 2000
Robert Lee Lyles
Jun 27, 1946 - Nov 13, 2000
Hettie R Lyles
Oct 31, 1913 - Dec 8, 2000
Nathaniel Lyles
Mar 17, 1908 - Oct 12, 1961
Joseph Eugene Lyles
Dec 31, 1969 - Dec 7, 1972

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