Lester Pruitt (1916 - 1969)

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Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

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Carol Pruitt

Carol Pruitt

Carrie (Pruitt) Thomas

Carrie (Pruitt) Thomas

Bert Pruitt

Bert Pruitt

Samual Lee Pruitt

Samual Lee Pruitt

Samual & Sanjay Pruitt

Samual & Sanjay Pruitt

Prentice Powe Pruitt

Prentice Powe Pruitt

Rufus Van Pruitt, Fayette Co WV

Rufus Van Pruitt, Fayette Co WV

Van Pruitt & Layton children, 1950

Van Pruitt & Layton children, 1950

Stephen Pruitt

Stephen Pruitt

Jesse Harrison Pruitt Jr., TX

Jesse Harrison Pruitt Jr., TX

Jesse Harrison Pruitt & Betty Olson Pruitt

Jesse Harrison Pruitt & Betty Olson Pruitt

ted stafford's Army Book, Kansas O & P surnames

ted stafford's Army Book, Kansas O & P surnames

Pruitt Album

Pruitt Album

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Oreante Pruitt Carol Pruitt Carrie (Pruitt) Thomas Bert Pruitt

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1916 - In the year that Lester Pruitt was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1923 - By the time he was merely 7 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

1941 - Lester was 25 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1954 - Lester was 38 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1969 - In the year of Lester Pruitt's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Lester Pruitt died on November 21, 1969 at 53 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on January 24, 1916. There is no information about Lester's family. We know that Lester Pruitt had been residing in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

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