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Mary A Gentry (1910 - 1995)

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Mary A Gentry
1910 - 1995
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August 9, 1910
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January 29, 1995
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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406
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Mary A Gentry was born on August 9, 1910. She died on January 29, 1995 at 84 years of age. We know that Mary A Gentry had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary A Gentry passed away on January 29, 1995 at 84 years of age. She was born on August 9, 1910. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary A Gentry had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406.
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In 1910, in the year that Mary A Gentry was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1927, when she was 17 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1932, she 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 1954, when she was 44 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1995, in the year of Mary A Gentry's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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