Gracie Alley (1918 - 1987)

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Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas

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Sarah (Alley) Deskins & brothers, KY 1923

Sarah (Alley) Deskins & brothers, KY 1923

Jim Lafferty friends 1923a

Jim Lafferty friends 1923a

orbra alley

orbra alley

NANCY JANE ALLEY WOMACK WITH CHILDREN

NANCY JANE ALLEY WOMACK WITH CHILDREN

Robert Seavey & Maria (Alley) Seavey

Robert Seavey & Maria (Alley) Seavey

Asa & Annie (Faulkingham) Seavey

Asa & Annie (Faulkingham) Seavey

Alley, Hannah (nee Stevenson), 2

Alley, Hannah (nee Stevenson), 2

Alley, Hannah (nee Stevenson)

Alley, Hannah (nee Stevenson)

E. V. Moore and Ellis Alley at family home

E. V. Moore and Ellis Alley at family home

Grandman and Grandpa Alley's Wedding Photo

Grandman and Grandpa Alley's Wedding Photo

Brockman, Alley, Blair Families

Brockman, Alley, Blair Families

James Alley Family

James Alley Family

Marvin Alley

Marvin Alley

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Sarah (Alley) Deskins & brothers, KY 1923 Jim Lafferty friends 1923a orbra alley NANCY JANE ALLEY WOMACK WITH CHILDREN

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1918 - In the year that Gracie Alley was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1967 - By the time she was 49 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1973 - Gracie was 55 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

1985 - By the time she was 67 years old, 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

1987 - In the year of Gracie Alley's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Gracie Alley passed away in January 1987 at 68 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Gracie. She was born on February 3, 1918. There is no information about Gracie's immediate family. We know that Gracie Alley had been residing in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas.

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