Leon R Nettles (1909 - 1974)

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Leon R Nettles
1909 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Leon R Nettles was born on June 10, 1909. He died on August 6, 1974 at 65 years of age.


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Leon R Nettles passed away on August 6, 1974 at 65 years old. He was born on June 10, 1909. We are unaware of information about Leon's immediate family.
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In 1909, in the year that Leon R Nettles was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1911, at the age of just 2 years old, Leon was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1937, by the time he was 28 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1944, Leon was 35 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1974, in the year of Leon R Nettles's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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Jul 4, 1929 - Mar 1, 1992
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Ruth Nettles
Aug 13, 1918 - Apr 4, 2004
Okeechobee, FL
Barbara Nettles
Aug 11, 1937 - August 1978
Pensacola, Florida
John Nettles
May 1, 1933 - Jan 2, 1993
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May 4, 1934 - Jul 7, 2006
Winter Haven, FL
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Dec 5, 1897 - February 1991
Peterman, AL
Frances U Nettles
Dec 4, 1943 - Feb 2, 2009
Jacksonville, Florida
Trumie Nettles
May 2, 1889 - January 1975
Lake City, Florida
Margaret Eileen Nettles
Oct 7, 1946 - Jun 9, 2011
Athens, Georgia
Clifford L Nettles
Oct 9, 1975 - Sep 8, 2003
Pensacola, FL
Ellie Edmond Nettles
Oct 11, 1946 - Jan 21, 2011
Blackshear, Florida
Leonard M Nettles
Sep 24, 1951 - Jun 4, 1997
Robert Nettles
Jun 2, 1909 - October 1965
James Nettles
May 20, 1919 - April 1967
Sim R Nettles
May 9, 1922 - Oct 3, 2001
Indianapolis, IN
Fannie Nettles
Nov 17, 1912 - November 1984
Ruskin, Florida
James Nettles
Feb 7, 1890 - January 1963

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