Grady Silvey (1909 - 1961)

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Grady Silvey
1909 - 1961
updated February 06, 2019
Grady Silvey was born on February 23, 1909. He died in August 1961 at 52 years of age.


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Grady Silvey died in August 1961 at 52 years old. He was born on February 23, 1909. There is no information about Grady's immediate family.
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In 1909, in the year that Grady Silvey was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1938, he was 29 years old 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 1948, Grady was 39 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1955, when he was 46 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1961, in the year of Grady Silvey's passing, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

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Feb 6, 1916 - April 1981
Villa Rica, Georgia
Vernon P Silvey
Sep 11, 1922 - Jun 24, 2010
Arab, AL
Billy Silvey
Feb 24, 1935 - April 1972
Richard A Silvey
May 26, 1935 - Dec 18, 2008
Bossier City, LA
Patricia B Silvey
May 21, 1938 - Apr 7, 2010
Birmingham, AL
Nellie M Silvey
Oct 17, 1913 - Mar 25, 2004
Attalla, AL
Mae L Silvey
Mar 5, 1904 - Oct 15, 1993
Rainbow City, AL
J Silvey
Oct 28, 1901 - February 1984
Attalla, Alabama
Gordon H Silvey
Jan 8, 1918 - May 11, 1988
Birmingham, AL
Audrey Silvey
Feb 19, 1916 - October 1968
Florence Silvey
Oct 2, 1929 - April 1970
Donald G Silvey
Nov 26, 1937 - Oct 18, 2005
Gadsden, AL
Jesse F Silvey
Jun 4, 1915 - Sep 15, 1991
Jewell A Silvey
Jan 16, 1916 - May 30, 2003
Troy, TX
Thomas Silvey
Sep 26, 1903 - June 1971
Gadsden, Alabama
Dawn E Silvey
Sep 3, 1921 - Sep 23, 1994
Barstow, CA
Mae Lyles
Feb 28, 1906 - April 1983
Gadsden, AL
Evie Silvey
Feb 10, 1904 - November 1972
Attalla, Alabama
Stanley L Silvey
Oct 14, 1925 - Jun 18, 1993
Stockbridge, GA
Myrtle Silvey
Oct 27, 1915 - May 11, 1988
Gadsden, AL

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