John Lawrence Ray (1910 - 1941)

John Lawrence Ray
1910 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
John Lawrence Ray was born c. 1910. He died on December 23, 1941 at age 31.
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Tower Hill Memorial Panel 64., in United Kingdom
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Regiment: Merchant Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: S.s. Leopold Ii. (belgium)

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John Lawrence Ray passed away on December 23, 1941 at age 31. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial Panel 64., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1910. There is no information about John's immediate family.
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1910 - 1941 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that John Lawrence Ray was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1923, John was just 13 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1929, by the time he was 19 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1932, he was 22 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1941, in the year of John Lawrence Ray's passing, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

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c. 1889 - May 3, 1917
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c. 1895 - Oct 26, 1915
c. 1889 - Mar 26, 1918
c. 1919 - Nov 3, 1942
c. 1890 - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1902 - Jun 9, 1940
c. 1888 - Sep 1, 1918
c. 1921 - Dec 16, 1942
c. 1902 - Nov 7, 1943
c. 1898 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Oct 26, 1940
c. 1877 - Sep 13, 1940
Unknown - Apr 17, 1943
c. 1920 - Jun 14, 1942
c. 1913 - Jan 18, 1943
Unknown - Aug 4, 1916
c. 1921 - May 11, 1944

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c. 1889 - May 3, 1917
Unknown - Jul 15, 1916
c. 1895 - Oct 26, 1915
c. 1889 - Mar 26, 1918
c. 1919 - Nov 3, 1942
c. 1890 - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1902 - Jun 9, 1940
c. 1888 - Sep 1, 1918
c. 1921 - Dec 16, 1942
c. 1902 - Nov 7, 1943
c. 1898 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Oct 26, 1940
c. 1877 - Sep 13, 1940
Unknown - Apr 17, 1943
c. 1920 - Jun 14, 1942
c. 1913 - Jan 18, 1943
Unknown - Aug 4, 1916
c. 1921 - May 11, 1944
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