Alberta Lenear

16 July 1938–7 November 2011 (Age 73)
Arkansas, United States

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Alberta Lenear was born on 16 July 1938, in Arkansas, United States. She died on 7 November 2011, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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World Events (3)

1941

Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 3

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1943 · The Detroit Race Riots

Age 5

The 1943 Detroit Race Riot started on the evening of June 20 and lasted through June 22. It occurred in a period of dramatic social tensions associated with the military buildup of World War II, as Detroit's automotive industry was converted to the war effort. What fueled the fire the most was the arrival of nearly 400,000 migrants, both African-American and White Southerners, and the competition for space and jobs. It was suppressed after 6,000 federal troops were ordered into the city to restore peace. A total of 34 people were killed, 25 of them African-Americans and most at the hands of white police or National Guardsmen; 433 were wounded, 75 percent of them African-American.

Name Meaning

English (Devon; of Cornish origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a menhir, i.e. a tall standing stone erected in prehistoric times (Cornish men ‘stone’ + hir ‘long’).

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

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