Lizzie Mae Leavens

13 December 1930–5 July 1994 (Age 63)
Douglas, Coffee, Georgia, United States

The Life of Lizzie Mae

When Lizzie Mae Leavens was born on 13 December 1930, in Douglas, Coffee, Georgia, United States, her father, Isham Alton Fussell, was 18 and her mother, Matilda Wright, was 17. She lived in Atkinson, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 1353, Atkinson, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 5 July 1994, at the age of 63, and was buried in Axson, Atkinson, Georgia, United States.

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Isham Alton Fussell
Matilda Wright
Lizzie Mae Leavens
James Callis Fussell

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 12

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 17

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Levens .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Leavens in household of Isham Fussell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lizzie M Leavens, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"
  • Lizzie M Leavens, "Find A Grave Index"

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