Lester Daigrepont (1905 - 1980)

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Lester Daigrepont
1905 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Lester Daigrepont was born on September 12, 1905. He died in August 1980 at age 74. We know that Lester Daigrepont had been residing in Bunkie, Avoyelles County, Louisiana 71322.


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Lester Daigrepont passed away in August 1980 at 74 years of age. He was born on September 12, 1905. We have no information about Lester's immediate family. We know that Lester Daigrepont had been residing in Bunkie, Avoyelles County, Louisiana 71322.
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In 1905, in the year that Lester Daigrepont was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1928, he was 23 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1931, when he was 26 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1958, by the time he was 53 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1980, in the year of Lester Daigrepont's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Ray L Daigrepont
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Edwin Daigrepont
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Eddy Daigrepont
Sep 11, 1916 - August 1983
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Virginia M Daigrepont
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Aubrey J Daigrepont
Jul 7, 1921 - November 1994
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Jacob Daigrepont
Apr 14, 1912 - April 1987
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Albea Daigrepont
Apr 5, 1892 - June 1978
Hessmer, Louisiana
Louise Daigrepont
Jun 23, 1906 - December 1973
New Orleans, Louisiana
H J Daigrepont
Nov 23, 1927 - September 1987
Blanche Daigrepont
Aug 23, 1906 - July 1983
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Allen L Daigrepont
Aug 28, 1929 - Nov 22, 2005
Poplarville, MS
Blanche Daigrepont
Sep 30, 1907 - June 1982
Bunkie, Louisiana
Daniel Daigrepont
Jun 10, 1927 - Jan 13, 1999
Baton Rouge, LA
Bernice Daigrepont
Sep 12, 1907 - January 1984
Pineville, Louisiana
L E Daigrepont
Mar 13, 1934 - Sep 24, 2007
Denham Springs, LA
Sam P Daigrepont
Sep 3, 1931 - Jun 28, 2006
Marksville, LA

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