Gene Toland (1938 - 1991)

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Gene Toland
1938 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Gene Toland was born on October 3, 1938. He died on March 31, 1991 at 52 years old. We know that Gene Toland had been residing in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia 30223.


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Gene Toland died on March 31, 1991 at 52 years old. He was born on October 3, 1938. We have no information about Gene's family. We know that Gene Toland had been residing in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia 30223.
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In 1938, in the year that Gene Toland was born, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1951, at the age of only 13 years old, Gene was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1962, when he was 24 years old, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1976, by the time he was 38 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1991, in the year of Gene Toland's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Lizzie W Toland
Feb 3, 1906 - June 1990
Fort Valley, GA
Hartford E Toland
Dec 27, 1914 - Oct 29, 2002
Forsyth, GA
Edna Y Toland
Aug 27, 1918 - Feb 23, 1998
Griffin, GA
Grover Toland
Nov 25, 1881 - March 1965
Henry E Toland
Dec 6, 1925 - Apr 19, 1992
Anngret Kratz Toland
Jul 17, 1923 - Mar 2, 2008
Sparta, GA
Alfred J Toland
Aug 15, 1954 - Apr 15, 1994
Gray, GA
Carey Toland
Jan 16, 1896 - April 1980
Atlanta, Georgia
Terry L Toland
Apr 23, 1964 - Nov 20, 1996
Atlanta, GA
Eula M Toland
Dec 14, 1923 - Jun 23, 1989
Irene Toland
May 3, 1925 - Apr 10, 1989
Laurens, SC
Jimmie Toland
Feb 22, 1938 - February 1985
Ronald Toland
Sep 9, 1949 - December 1986
Columbus, Georgia
Essie T Toland
May 28, 1897 - Aug 15, 1966
McDonough, GA
Laurel M Toland
Nov 25, 1959 - Jun 21, 2008
Alexandria, LA
Octavia Toland
Feb 4, 1920 - Nov 2, 1991
Sara C Toland
Jun 17, 1933 - Mar 1, 2004
Barnesville, GA
Mary Toland
Jun 10, 1897 - March 1976
Barnesville, Georgia
D L Toland
Mar 3, 1955 - Dec 15, 1991
Columbus, GA
William Toland
Sep 26, 1916 - October 1979
Jacksonville, Florida

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