Dorothy Elizabeth Birkby (1926 - 2006)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section 2 Site 4485,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Elizabeth

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1926 - In the year that Dorothy Elizabeth Birkby was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1929 - She was only 3 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1952 - Dorothy was 26 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.

1969 - By the time she was 43 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

1975 - She was 49 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Dorothy Elizabeth Birkby passed away on November 18, 2006 at 80 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section 2 Site 4485, Portland, Or. She was born on April 20, 1926. We have no information about Dorothy's immediate family. We know that Dorothy Elizabeth Birkby had been residing in Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon.

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