James Dix Gainey

(1894 - 1958)

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James Dix Gainey
1894 - 1958
Born
1894
Bendigo, Australia
Death
1958
Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Residence
Melbourne, Australia
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James Dix Gainey was born in 1894 in Bendigo, Australia. He was born to Emily Georgina Ann (Edwards) Gainey, with sibling James. He died in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia at 64 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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James Dix Gainey
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James Dix Gainey died in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia at age 64. He was born in 1894 in Bendigo, Australia. He was born to Emily Georgina Ann (Edwards) Gainey, with sibling James.

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In 1894, in the year that James Dix Gainey was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1907, at the age of merely 13 years old, James was alive when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1927, when he was 33 years old, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1942, James was 48 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1958, in the year of James Dix Gainey's passing, 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.

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