Lela Hayes (1900 - 1987)

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Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi

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1900 - In the year that Lela Hayes was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

1921 - She was 21 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

1959 - At the age of 59 years old, Lela was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1978 - At the age of 78 years old, Lela was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1987 - In the year of Lela Hayes's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lela Hayes passed away in March 1987 at 86 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on June 23, 1900. There is no information about Lela's surviving family. We know that Lela Hayes had been residing in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi.

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