Margaret R Gilrain (1925 - 2011)

Margaret R Gilrain
1925 - 2011
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret R Gilrain was born on October 31, 1925. She died on June 11, 2011 at 85 years of age. We know that Margaret R Gilrain had been residing in Bayville, Nassau County, New York 11709.


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Long Island National Cemetery Section 2Q Site 683, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York 11735



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Bayville, Nassau County, New York 11709


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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Margaret R Gilrain died on June 11, 2011 at 85 years of age. She was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 2Q Site 683, Farmingdale, New York. She was born on October 31, 1925. There is no information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret R Gilrain had been residing in Bayville, Nassau County, New York 11709.
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In 1925, in the year that Margaret R Gilrain was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1931, Margaret was just 6 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1952, when she was 27 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1973, she was 48 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1990, at the age of 65 years old, Margaret was alive when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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