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Mary Fry (1906 - 1986)

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Mary Fry
1906 - 1986
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February 11, 1906
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June 1986
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Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas 77541
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Mary Fry was born on February 11, 1906. She died in June 1986 at age 80. We know that Mary Fry had been residing in Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas 77541.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Mary Fry passed away in June 1986 at 80 years of age. She was born on February 11, 1906. There is no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Fry had been residing in Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas 77541.
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In 1906, in the year that Mary Fry was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1928, at the age of 22 years old, Mary was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1948, when she was 42 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1963, when she was 57 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1986, in the year of Mary Fry's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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