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Gladys Nye (1905 - 1981)

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Gladys Nye
1905 - 1981
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February 11, 1905
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February 1981
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Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830
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Gladys Nye was born on February 11, 1905. She died in February 1981 at age 75. We know that Gladys Nye had been residing in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Gladys Nye passed away in February 1981 at age 75. She was born on February 11, 1905. There is no information about Gladys' immediate family. We know that Gladys Nye had been residing in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830.
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In 1905, in the year that Gladys Nye was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1958, at the age of 53 years old, Gladys was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1965, when she was 60 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1971, Gladys was 66 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1981, in the year of Gladys Nye's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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