Georgia Barclay (1896 - 1988)

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Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington

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Lady B Barclay

Dennis S Barclay

Dennis S Barclay

Jon Anderson - 1959 Senior Class

Jon Anderson - 1959 Senior Class

Karryn Barclay

Karryn Barclay

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Barclay Family

Barclay Family

Daniel & Christiana Barclay

Daniel & Christiana Barclay

Lucretia Davison Barclay, charcoal drawing

Lucretia Davison Barclay, charcoal drawing

Durrett Hubbard Barclay, charcoal drawing

Durrett Hubbard Barclay, charcoal drawing

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1896 - In the year that Georgia Barclay was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

1909 - When she was only 13 years old, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

1925 - When she was 29 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1973 - Georgia was 77 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

1988 - In the year of Georgia Barclay's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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Georgia Barclay passed away on December 27, 1988 at 92 years old. There is no known cause of death for Georgia. She was born on August 31, 1896. There is no information about Georgia's surviving family. We know that Georgia Barclay had been residing in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington.

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