William Jay Lestherwood

23 August 1898–4 November 1969 (Age 71)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William Jay

William Jay Lestherwood was born on 23 August 1898, in Georgia, United States. He died on 4 November 1969, at the age of 71.

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William Jay Lestherwood
1898–1969
Ida Ola Ellis
1897–1976

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World Events (3)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 8

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a deliberate alteration of Leatherhead, a habitational name from Leatherhead in Surrey, which is named from Celtic lēd ‘gray’ + rïd ‘ford’, or alternatively a habitational name from Lythwood in Shropshire, which is named from Old English hlið ‘slope’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

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