Gertrude Laravie

(1907 - 1985)

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Gertrude Laravie
1907 - 1985
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November 12, 1907
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September 1985
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Lima, Allen County, Ohio 45805
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Gertrude Laravie was born on November 12, 1907. She died in September 1985 at age 77. We know that Gertrude Laravie had been residing in Lima, Allen County, Ohio 45805.
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Gertrude Laravie died in September 1985 at 77 years old. She was born on November 12, 1907. We are unaware of information about Gertrude's family or relationships. We know that Gertrude Laravie had been residing in Lima, Allen County, Ohio 45805.

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In 1907, in the year that Gertrude Laravie was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1924, at the age of 17 years old, Gertrude was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1956, Gertrude was 49 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1978, Gertrude was 71 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1985, in the year of Gertrude Laravie's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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