Gilbert C Smythe (1917 - 2010)

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Gilbert C Smythe
1917 - 2010
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December 31, 1917
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March 22, 2010
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Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia 26416
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Gilbert C Smythe was born on December 31, 1917. He died on March 22, 2010 at 92 years old. We know that Gilbert C Smythe had been residing in Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia 26416.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Gilbert C Smythe passed away on March 22, 2010 at 92 years of age. He was born on December 31, 1917. We have no information about Gilbert's family or relationships. We know that Gilbert C Smythe had been residing in Philippi, Barbour County, West Virginia 26416.

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In 1917, in the year that Gilbert C Smythe was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1923, at the age of only 6 years old, Gilbert was alive when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1944, by the time he was 27 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1954, at the age of 37 years old, Gilbert was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1967, he was 50 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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