Caryl Ashby (1924 - 1978)

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Mary Ashby, Illinois

Mary Ashby, Illinois

Violet Louisa Jane (Appleton) Ashby

Violet Louisa Jane (Appleton) Ashby

Violet Louisa Jane Ashby nee Appleton

Violet Louisa Jane Ashby nee Appleton

Reginald Thomas Ashby

Reginald Thomas Ashby

Elizabeth Mann Almond Ashby

Elizabeth Mann Almond Ashby

General Ashby In Action

General Ashby In Action

Brigader General Turner Ashby

Brigader General Turner Ashby

Indianapolis School 62

Indianapolis School 62

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1924 - In the year that Caryl Ashby was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1929 - When she was just 5 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

1952 - She was 28 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1960 - By the time she was 36 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1978 - In the year of Caryl Ashby's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Caryl Ashby passed away in April 1978 at 53 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Caryl. She was born on September 26, 1924. There is no information about Caryl's immediate family.

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