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Mary Dobray (1924 - 1976)

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Mary Dobray
1924 - 1976
Born
October 20, 1924
Death
January 1976
Last Known Residence
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44111
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Mary Dobray of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio was born on October 20, 1924, and died at age 51 years old in January 1976.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 45410870

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Mary Dobray passed away at age 51 years old in January 1976. Mary Dobray of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio was born on October 20, 1924.

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Mary Dobray lived 21 years shorter than the average Dobray family member when she died at the age of 51.
The average age of a Dobray family member is 72.
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1924 - 1976 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Mary Dobray was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

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 1941, when she was 17 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1957, at the age of 33 years old, Mary was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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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