Alex Spivey (1918 - 1980)

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Martha Wolley

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Cameron Edward Spivey

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Katie Bo Spivey

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James and Mary Elizabeth (Rhea) Spivey

James and Mary Elizabeth (Rhea) Spivey

Claude Raymond Spivey's WWII Photograph

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Grandmother Spivey

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Lois Spivey

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Kathy Anne Taylor Spivey

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Anderson - Spivey

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John Clark & Spivey Children

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Robert Lee Spivey

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1918 - In the year that Alex Spivey was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1922 - He was merely 4 years old when from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

1942 - At the age of 24 years old, Alex was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1943 - Alex was 25 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1980 - In the year of Alex Spivey's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Alex Spivey died in December 1980 at age 62. There is no known cause of death. He was born on April 24, 1918. We have no information about Alex's immediate family. We know that Alex Spivey had been residing in Florida.

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