Lessie Withers (1898 - 1975)

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Permelia (Withers) Barney family, Wisconsin 1868

Permelia (Withers) Barney family, Wisconsin 1868

Charles Robert Withers, WV 1920

Charles Robert Withers, WV 1920

JoAnn (Kearns) Withers, Ohio

JoAnn (Kearns) Withers, Ohio

William Keith Withers Sr., Ohio

William Keith Withers Sr., Ohio

Charles Robert Withers, WV 1960

Charles Robert Withers, WV 1960

William, Mary Ann, & Helen Withers, Charles Rowsey, WV

William, Mary Ann, & Helen Withers, Charles Rowsey, WV

Charles & Emma Withers Family, WV

Charles & Emma Withers Family, WV

Emma Opal (Rowesy) Withers, WV 1918

Emma Opal (Rowesy) Withers, WV 1918

Charles Robert Withers, WV

Charles Robert Withers, WV

Senator & Col. Robert Enoch Withers, 1869

Senator & Col. Robert Enoch Withers, 1869

Col. Robert Enoch Withers, 1868 Virginia

Col. Robert Enoch Withers, 1868 Virginia

John Morton Holliday Withers family

John Morton Holliday Withers family

John and Sarah Withers, with their son

John and Sarah Withers, with their son

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Grace Truman Withers Hereford Permelia (Withers) Barney family, Wisconsin 1868 Charles Robert Withers, WV 1920 JoAnn (Kearns) Withers, Ohio

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1898 - In the year that Lessie Withers was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1903 - By the time she was only 5 years old, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1939 - At the age of 41 years old, Lessie was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1974 - Lessie was 76 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

1975 - In the year of Lessie Withers's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Lessie Withers passed away in December 1975 at 77 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on January 25, 1898. We have no information about Lessie's family or relationships. We know that Lessie Withers had been residing in Carthage, Leake County, Mississippi.

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