Amanda Darblay (1891 - 1978)

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Amanda Darblay
1891 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Amanda Darblay was born on January 15, 1891. She died in June 1978 at age 87. We know that Amanda Darblay had been residing in West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.


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Amanda Darblay passed away in June 1978 at 87 years old. She was born on January 15, 1891. There is no information about Amanda's immediate family. We know that Amanda Darblay had been residing in West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
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In 1891, in the year that Amanda Darblay was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1923, at the age of 32 years old, Amanda was alive when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1931, at the age of 40 years old, Amanda was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, at the age of 51 years old, Amanda was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1978, in the year of Amanda Darblay's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Mar 31, 1888 - May 1968
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Annie Darblay
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Jack D Darblay
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Dec 6, 1925 - Feb 11, 2011
Santa Rosa, CA
Clifton Darblay
Sep 27, 1890 - December 1972
Portland, Oregon
Forrest L Darblay Jr
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Frank Leroy Darblay
Dec 31, 1969 - Mar 26, 1964
Leroy A Darblay
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Forrest L Jr Darblay
Born: around 1922
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