Bertha Gray (1916 - 1988)

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Bertha Gray
1916 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha Gray was born on March 29, 1916. She died on July 31, 1988 at 72 years old. We know that Bertha Gray had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72209.


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Bertha Gray passed away on July 31, 1988 at age 72. She was born on March 29, 1916. We are unaware of information about Bertha's surviving family. We know that Bertha Gray had been residing in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72209.
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In 1916, in the year that Bertha Gray was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1928, Bertha was just 12 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1944, she was 28 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1956, Bertha was 40 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1988, in the year of Bertha Gray's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Raymond F Gray
Jul 16, 1917 - Jun 25, 1996
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Nov 4, 1901 - April 1990
Fordyce, AR
E J Gray
Dec 9, 1958 - May 1998
Denise A Gray
Apr 12, 1956 - Jan 15, 2004
West Point, AR
Seth Gray
Aug 11, 1920 - September 1979
Aiken, South Carolina
Thomas J Gray
May 13, 1923 - Jan 6, 1992
Pawhuska, OK
Elizabeth S Gray
Jan 1, 1912 - Feb 10, 1988
Lakewood, CA
Thurman Gray
Mar 1, 1910 - June 1974
Vilonia, Arkansas
Albert Gray
Aug 2, 1892 - November 1990
Novel O Gray
Jan 26, 1910 - Dec 27, 2010
Corinth, MS
Myrtle Gray
Mar 17, 1887 - November 1976
Little Rock, Arkansas
Weddie Gray
Nov 25, 1907 - January 1971
Vernon H Gray
Jul 23, 1915 - Oct 25, 1996
Mabelvale, AR
Willie J Gray Jr
Feb 27, 1958 - Apr 5, 1998
Clarendon, AR
Irene Gray
Oct 1, 1954 - Oct 28, 2010
Little Rock, AR
Cora F Gray
Jun 7, 1899 - Mar 18, 1995
Cherokee Village, AR
Lucy Gray
Jul 2, 1900 - October 1976
Lonoke, Arkansas
Velma Gray
Apr 28, 1885 - February 1986
Marshall, Arkansas
Lula Gray
Oct 26, 1884 - December 1974
Bearden, Arkansas
Katie Gray
Jan 2, 1903 - June 1986
Roe, Arkansas

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