Raymond Best (1915 - 1975)

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Jasper, Walker County, Alabama

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Nellie Sutton Family

Nellie Sutton Family

Sollie Best

Sollie Best

Michael Best Jr.

Michael Best Jr.

Charles Best

Charles Best

Tina Ray Warnkin-Best

Tina Ray Warnkin-Best

Laurie Best

Laurie Best

Brian Scott Best

Brian Scott Best

Erin Sullivan-Best

Erin Sullivan-Best

Daniel Christopher Best

Daniel Christopher Best

Mina & William Baldauf family

Mina & William Baldauf family

Beth Turner  Best

Beth Turner Best

Olive Marguerite Finlay

Olive Marguerite Finlay

Allen & Sandy Sponenberg

Allen & Sandy Sponenberg

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Allen & Sandy Sponenberg Nellie Sutton Family Sollie Best Michael Best Jr.

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1915 - In the year that Raymond Best was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

1927 - When he was merely 12 years old, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

1942 - By the time he was 27 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1945 - Raymond was 30 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

1975 - In the year of Raymond Best's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Raymond Best died in April 1975 at 59 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Raymond. He was born on December 4, 1915. There is no information about Raymond's family or relationships. We know that Raymond Best had been residing in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama.

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