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Cecilia Dobray (1894 - 1970)

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Cecilia Dobray
1894 - 1970
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July 2, 1894
Death
October 1970
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Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49506
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Cecilia Dobray was born on July 2, 1894. She died in October 1970 at 76 years of age. We know that Cecilia Dobray had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49506.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Cecilia Dobray died in October 1970 at 76 years old. She was born on July 2, 1894. We are unaware of information about Cecilia's surviving family. We know that Cecilia Dobray had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49506.
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In 1894, in the year that Cecilia Dobray was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1913, Cecilia was 19 years old when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1935, when she was 41 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1940, when she was 46 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1970, in the year of Cecilia Dobray's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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