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Mary Dobray (1924 - 1976)

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Mary Dobray
1924 - 1976
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October 20, 1924
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January 1976
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44111
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Mary Dobray was born on October 20, 1924. She died in January 1976 at age 51. We know that Mary Dobray had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44111.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Mary Dobray passed away in January 1976 at age 51. She was born on October 20, 1924. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Dobray had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44111.
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1924 - 1976 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Mary Dobray was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1932, she was just 8 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 1942, Mary was 18 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1956, she was 32 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 1976, in the year of Mary Dobray's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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