James Garvey (1897 - 1971)

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James Garvey
1897 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
James Garvey was born on January 18, 1897. He died in June 1971 at 74 years of age. We know that James Garvey had been residing in Rockaway Park, Queens County, New York 11694.

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James Garvey died in June 1971 at 74 years of age. He was born on January 18, 1897. We have no information about James's family. We know that James Garvey had been residing in Rockaway Park, Queens County, New York 11694.
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1897 - 1971 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that James Garvey was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1930, when he was 33 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1953, James was 56 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1960, when he was 63 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1971, in the year of James Garvey's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Born: around 1916
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Born: around 1917
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Born: around 1915
Pennsylvania, United States
James P Garvey
Born: around 1909
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Born: around 1924
United States
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Born: around 1923
United States
James T Garvey
Born: around 1912
United States
James D Garvey
Born: around 1915
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James P Sr Garvey
Born: around 1906
New York, United States
James J Garvey
Born: around 1917
New York, United States
James G Garvey
Born: around 1898
New York, United States
James P Garvey
Born: around 1915
New York, United States

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Audrey M Garvey
Nov 11, 1928 - Jan 27, 2008
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Dorothy Garvey
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John Garvey
Jul 21, 1906 - Oct 19, 1996
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Edwin R Garvey Sr
Aug 25, 1914 - Jun 5, 1982
Whitestone, NY
James J Garvey
Nov 21, 1907 - Jul 17, 1988
Bronx, NY
Eugene Garvey
May 23, 1906 - August 1985
New York, NY
Charles Garvey
Mar 8, 1910 - December 1967
William Garvey
Jul 19, 1917 - January 1976
Union City, NJ
James Garvey
Jan 5, 1914 - Apr 28, 1989
New York, NY
Vera Garvey
Dec 14, 1894 - December 1964
Chatham, NY
Wright B Garvey
Feb 28, 1925 - Feb 1, 1996
Prairie du Sac, WI
John Garvey
Jul 27, 1926 - November 1986
Mary L Garvey
Aug 24, 1925 - Sep 10, 2004
Fulton, NY
John L Garvey
Dec 18, 1923 - Nov 4, 1994
Stuyvesant, NY
Mary Garvey
Sep 18, 1904 - September 1974
Woodside, NY
Walter J Garvey
May 3, 1922 - Dec 15, 1990
New York, NY
Betty B Garvey
Mar 30, 1922 - Oct 21, 2009
New Rochelle, NY
Joseph Garvey
Sep 10, 1908 - Oct 2, 1995
Woodhaven, NY
Kevin Garvey
Jun 19, 1906 - June 1986
Brooklyn, NY
Martin J Garvey
Sep 11, 1950 - Aug 17, 1996
Yakima, WA

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