Lester Leslie Debrick

3 November 1918–19 July 2011 (Age 92)
Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States

The Life of Lester Leslie

When Lester Leslie Debrick was born on 3 November 1918, in Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States, his father, John Gustaf Debrick, was 32 and his mother, Emilie Katherine Koopman, was 25. He lived in Valley Township, Miami, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 July 2011, in Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92.

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Lester Leslie Debrick
Alma Debrick

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    Wilbur Glen Debrick


    Pearl Debrick


    Weldon Henry Debrick


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 9

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Old Slavic dobru ‘good’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lester Leslie Debrick in household of John Gus Debrick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester L Debrick in household of John G Debrick, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Lester L Debrick in household of John G Debrick, "United States Census, 1930"

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