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Leonie DeBary Lyon Brewster
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1910
Brookville (Nassau County)
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: May 9, 1941
New Jersey, USA

The daughter of Cecil Lyon & Anita DeBary. She was the granddaughter of , Adolphe DeBary. Leonie & her brother , Adolphe , were the inheritors of the DeBary estates , including the Debary Hall site. Since Leonie & Adolphe were both minors at the time of their Grandfather's death , the estates were put into a trust. Leonie & Adolphe's father , Cecil was made the executor. Leonie's mother , Anita had died in 1916 when she was the age of 5. She was the wife of , Benjamin Brewster , a childhood friend that lived near her in Brookville. The young Leonie fell in love with her great-grandfathers estate in Florida. Leonie made more changes to the estate then any other member in the families history. Leonie also had Tennis courts built on the Debary Hall property and she & her husband who were major flight enthusiasts and had a great passion for airplanes , had a mini air-strip built also upon the property. Leonie & her husband flew extensively back & forth from New York to Florida the last few years of their life. After her brother's death in 1937 she became the soul inheritor & owner of what all was left from the Debary Family , including the Debary Hall Site. On May the 9th , 1941 , Leonie & her husband had planned to fly from Long Island to Philadelphia. The weather conditions were very severe & they were warned not to take flight. The stubborn couple did not heed the warning and took flight anyway. Shortly into flight they ran into blinding rain & severe conditions and had then proceeded to turn back , but it was too late. The weather conditions were so severe the plane crashed into the side of a mountain and both the young couple were killed. Leonie was 31 years old. 
 
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Created by: Jason Ballard
Record added: May 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52385475
Leonie DeBary <i>Lyon</i> Brewster
Added by: Jason Ballard
 
 
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 Added: Aug. 9, 2010
 
 
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