Mary Willey (1892 - 1984)

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Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County, California

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Willey sisters

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Carl Willey

Carl Willey

Millie Willey Goodwin Lindsey

Millie Willey Goodwin Lindsey

Mary Bell

Mary Bell

Lil willey, Marie Lindsey Perman and Maxine Willey Lindsey

Lil willey, Marie Lindsey Perman and Maxine Willey Lindsey

Artimecia (Nancy) Ely Willey

Artimecia (Nancy) Ely Willey

Maxine in her studio

Maxine in her studio

Millie enjoyed climbing

Millie enjoyed climbing

Some of the girls

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MaryBelle (Maxine) Willey Lindsey and granddaughter

MaryBelle (Maxine) Willey Lindsey and granddaughter

Children of Rev James Willey and wife

Children of Rev James Willey and wife

Willeys and Lindseys and Carlsons

Willeys and Lindseys and Carlsons

Ada, Maxine and Lyda

Ada, Maxine and Lyda

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MaryBelle "Maxine" Willey Lindsey Willey sisters Carl Willey Millie Willey Goodwin Lindsey

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1892 - In the year that Mary Willey was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

1924 - By the time she was 32 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1943 - At the age of 51 years old, Mary was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1977 - By the time she was 85 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

1984 - In the year of Mary Willey's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Mary Willey died in July 1984 at age 91. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on October 20, 1892. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Willey had been residing in Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County, California.

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