Milestones, Jul. 15, 1974

Died. Alberta Christine Williams King, 69, mother of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (see THE NATION).

Died. Delbert Eugene Webb, 75, Phoenix-based real-estate baron; of lung cancer; in Rochester, Minn. Webb was a promising semipro baseball pitcher before illness made him give up the game at 27. In 1929 he started his own construction company with one cement mixer and a few dozen wheelbarrows and tools, ultimately parlayed it into the Del E. Webb Corp., a $100 million empire of hotels, offices, planned retirement communities and other developments. With the late Dan Topping, Webb owned the New York Yankees during...

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