William L Lessig (1920 - 1999)

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William L Lessig
1920 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
William L Lessig was born on August 17, 1920. He died on September 14, 1999 at 79 years old. We know that William L Lessig had been residing in Hadley, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16130.


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William L Lessig died on September 14, 1999 at 79 years of age. He was born on August 17, 1920. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family. We know that William L Lessig had been residing in Hadley, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16130.
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In 1920, in the year that William L Lessig was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1934, when he was only 14 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1951, by the time he was 31 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1960, at the age of 40 years old, William was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1972, by the time he was 52 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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Aug 20, 1906 - November 1986
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Mar 15, 1902 - November 1988
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Dec 25, 1906 - Nov 15, 1992
Leechburg, PA
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Aug 9, 1879 - November 1965
Sarah E Lessig
Jun 23, 1901 - Feb 14, 1992
Gertrude S Lessig
Apr 8, 1879 - May 15, 1969
Selinsgrove, PA
Wayne Lessig
May 22, 1904 - June 1959
John Lessig
Nov 7, 1883 - July 1968
Finleyville, PA
Charles E Lessig
Dec 14, 1923 - Jun 2, 1992
Pottstown, PA
Gertrude Lessig
Nov 28, 1883 - January 1965
Raymond Lessig
Aug 20, 1923 - March 1980
Crestwood, KY
Edward Lessig
Mar 31, 1885 - February 1968
Vandergrift, PA
Paul Lessig
Mar 16, 1900 - August 1969
Leechburg, PA
Charles S Lessig
Nov 4, 1936 - Mar 8, 2005
Douglassville, PA
Eugene Lessig
Apr 9, 1938 - November 1980
Temple, PA
Dorothy R Lessig
Sep 18, 1897 - Mar 3, 1997
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