Marvin Gill (1918 - 1973)

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Sarah Gill Krushka

Sarah Gill Krushka

Robert and Wilma Lessig

Robert and Wilma Lessig

Callie Ballard's "Jimmy"

Callie Ballard's "Jimmy"

Virginia Marie (Wheeler) Gill

Virginia Marie (Wheeler) Gill

Samuel Bailey Gill Jr

Samuel Bailey Gill Jr

Sarah Ann McBride & Samuel Bailey Gill, Jr.

Sarah Ann McBride & Samuel Bailey Gill, Jr.

Raymond Richardson Aviation Mechanics, WWII Georgia

Raymond Richardson Aviation Mechanics, WWII Georgia

WPA Administrator Corrington Gill

WPA Administrator Corrington Gill

Ethel Gill & Benjamin Wilson

Ethel Gill & Benjamin Wilson

Robert Frederick Gill and Mary Marilla Tracy, Wedding photo 1911

Robert Frederick Gill and Mary Marilla Tracy, Wedding photo 1911

Home of Robert  Frederick and Mary Gill in Yost, Utah

Home of Robert Frederick and Mary Gill in Yost, Utah

Samuel Bailey Gill - Sarah Ann McBride

Samuel Bailey Gill - Sarah Ann McBride

Gill Family Reunion

Gill Family Reunion

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Agnes (Gill) and her son Joe Young Sarah Gill Krushka Robert and Wilma Lessig Callie Ballard's "Jimmy"

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1918 - In the year that Marvin Gill was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

1937 - Marvin was 19 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1958 - At the age of 40 years old, Marvin was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

1961 - He was 43 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1973 - In the year of Marvin Gill's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Marvin Gill died on February 4, 1973 at 54 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on December 8, 1918. We are unaware of information about Marvin's surviving family.

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