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Gervase Gabrysch (1914 - 1976)

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Gervase Gabrysch
1914 - 1976
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January 14, 1914
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March 1976
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Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas 78412
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Gervase Gabrysch was born on January 14, 1914. He died in March 1976 at age 62. We know that Gervase Gabrysch had been residing in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas 78412.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Gervase Gabrysch passed away in March 1976 at age 62. He was born on January 14, 1914. We are unaware of information about Gervase's family. We know that Gervase Gabrysch had been residing in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas 78412.
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In 1914, in the year that Gervase Gabrysch was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1923, Gervase was just 9 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1951, at the age of 37 years old, Gervase 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 1960, when he was 46 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1976, in the year of Gervase Gabrysch's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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