John F Okray (1923 - 1997)

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John Francis Okray
1923 - 1997
January 27, 1923
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota United States
June 10, 1997
Henry, Henry County, Tennessee United States 38231
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John F Okray was born on January 27, 1923 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is the child of Joseph Edward Okray and Ann G. Okray. He was the parent of Robert L. Okray, and Michael J. Okray. with an unknown spouse. He, father to 2 children, died on June 10, 1997 in Henry, Tennessee at 74 years of age. We know that John F Okray had been residing in Henry Old State Rt 76, in Henry, County, Tennessee United States 38231.
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John F Okray
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Henry Old State Rt 76, in Henry, County, Tennessee United States 38231
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John Okray was born on in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota United States
John Okray died on in Henry, Henry County, Tennessee United States 38231
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Arlington Cemetery Metro Station in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia United States 22209
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Military serial#: 39552917 Enlisted: November 20, 1945 in Omaha Nebraska Military branch: Air Corps Rank: Technical Sergeant, Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For Hawaiian Department

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On June 10, 1997, the world lost a great man.

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In 1923, in the year that John F Okray was born, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1939, when he was 16 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1956, he was 33 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1975, by the time he was 52 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1997, in the year of John F Okray's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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