Robert Lester Pressley

30 August 1917–4 February 1989 (Age 71)
Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Lester

Robert Lester Pressley was born on 30 August 1917, in Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. He married Bernice Carmen Bright on 23 July 1938, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. He died on 4 February 1989, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71.

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Robert Lester Pressley
1917–1989
Bernice Carmen Bright
1916–1991
Marriage: 23 July 1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 July 1938
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

World Events (3)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 1

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Priestley .2 Americanized form of German Pressler .

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

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