Mary Gentry (1893 - 1982)

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Mary Gentry
1893 - 1982
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September 21, 1893
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September 1982
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Salinas, Monterey County, California 93906
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Mary Gentry was born on September 21, 1893. She died in September 1982 at 88 years old. We know that Mary Gentry had been residing in Salinas, Monterey County, California 93906.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Gentry died in September 1982 at 88 years old. She was born on September 21, 1893. There is no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Gentry had been residing in Salinas, Monterey County, California 93906.

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In 1893, in the year that Mary Gentry was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1906, Mary was just 13 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1963, when she was 70 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 1970, at the age of 77 years old, Mary was alive when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1982, in the year of Mary Gentry's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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