Lester Whiting (1915 - 1985)

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Tichnor, Arkansas County, Arkansas

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Julie May Wilson, Margaret Whiting, Jack Wrangler

Julie May Wilson, Margaret Whiting, Jack Wrangler

Olsen family photo

Olsen family photo

Arthur George Whiting

Arthur George Whiting

Nelson Howard, Santa Anita Racetrack, CA

Nelson Howard, Santa Anita Racetrack, CA

Whiting Family, Arthur goes to War!

Whiting Family, Arthur goes to War!

Retta Whiting, Dorothy Beck, Ada Plunkett 1933

Retta Whiting, Dorothy Beck, Ada Plunkett 1933

Lorenzo Whiting, M.D., OH

Lorenzo Whiting, M.D., OH

Henry Clay Whiting, PA 1870

Henry Clay Whiting, PA 1870

Harriet Whiting, Ohio

Harriet Whiting, Ohio

Julius Whiting Jr., Ohio

Julius Whiting Jr., Ohio

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1915 - In the year that Lester Whiting was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1935 - Lester was 20 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1953 - When he was 38 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

1970 - He was 55 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1985 - In the year of Lester Whiting's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Lester Whiting died in November 1985 at 70 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Lester. He was born on July 11, 1915. We have no information about Lester's family or relationships. We know that Lester Whiting had been residing in Tichnor, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

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