Lanier Spence (1917 - 1962)

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Lanier Spence
1917 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
Lanier Spence was born on October 1, 1917. Lanier died in January 1962 at 44 years old.

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Lanier Spence passed away in January 1962 at 44 years of age. Lanier was born on October 1, 1917. There is no information about Lanier's immediate family.
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In 1917, in the year that Lanier Spence was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1929, by the time this person was only 12 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1946, at the age of 29 years old, Lanier was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1953, at the age of 36 years old, Lanier was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1962, in the year of Lanier Spence's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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Herma B Spence
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Dorothy Spence
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Stella H Spence
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Floyd Spence
Jun 17, 1918 - Sep 9, 2007
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F L Spence
Jan 19, 1907 - May 6, 1994
Fort Myers, FL
Ruth R Spence
Dec 5, 1905 - August 1994
Jacksonville, FL
Carl Spence
Sep 29, 1912 - August 1966
Euna Spence
Dec 12, 1921 - September 1985
Plant City, Florida
Mollie M Spence
Jun 4, 1918 - Nov 30, 1996
Rochester, NY
Thomas H Spence
Feb 20, 1930 - Aug 7, 2004
Coos Bay, OR
Esther C Spence
Apr 12, 1907 - Jul 4, 1995
Baker, FL
Elizabeth Ann Spence
Aug 30, 1922 - Apr 27, 2008
Pensacola, Florida
Betty Spence
Nov 13, 1928 - June 1977
Florence Spence
Aug 11, 1925 - December 1979
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lois T Spence
Dec 25, 1931 - Oct 7, 2007
Lakeland, FL
Lola v Spence
Dec 21, 1909 - Mar 16, 2003
Niceville, FL
Doyle B Spence
Mar 22, 1931 - Sep 29, 2001
Panama City, FL
June Spence
Jun 2, 1934 - July 1971
William D Spence
Apr 26, 1943 - March 1988
Saint Petersburg, FL
Jack S Spence
May 1, 1910 - Jan 15, 1997
Lakeland, FL

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