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Grace May Williams (1886 - 1970)

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Grace May Williams
1886 - 1970
Born
July 9, 1886
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa United States
Death
August 15, 1970
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma United States
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Grace May Williams was born on July 9, 1886 in Des Moines, Iowa United States. She is the child of William Henry Williams and Belinda Vernon (Close) Williams, with siblings Bert, Howard, Albert, Henry, and Agnes. She was the parent of Selva Eugene McGinty, and Marguriet Lenora McDonald with an unlisted partner. Mother to 2 children, she died on August 15, 1970 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States at age 84.
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Mother to 2 children, she died on August 15, 1970 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States at 84 years of age. She was born on July 9, 1886 in Des Moines, Iowa United States. Grace May Williams is the child of William Henry Williams and Belinda Vernon (Close) Williams, with siblings Bert, Howard, Albert, Henry, and Agnes. She was the parent of Selva Eugene McGinty, and Marguriet Lenora McDonald with an unlisted partner.
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1886 - 1970 World Events

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In 1886, in the year that Grace May Williams was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1898, she was just 12 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1938, at the age of 52 years old, Grace was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, at the age of 56 years old, Grace was alive when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1970, in the year of Grace May Williams's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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