Mary Jane Gray Kelly (1918 - 1941)

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Greenock Burgh Of,
Civilian War Dead

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Regiment: Civilian War Dead

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Jane Gray

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Patsy Kelly

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James J and Mary Etta Taylor

James J and Mary Etta Taylor

Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason

Yvonne Constant, Scruples and Gigot.

Yvonne Constant, Scruples and Gigot.

Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly

Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly and Frank SInatra

Gene Kelly and Frank SInatra

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly and Judy Garland

Gene Kelly and Judy Garland

Gene Kelly

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1918 - In the year that Mary Jane Gray Kelly was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1928 - Mary was merely 10 years old 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.

1929 - Mary was just 11 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

1935 - At the age of 17 years old, Mary was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1941 - In the year of Mary Jane Gray Kelly's passing, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

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Mary Jane Gray Kelly passed away on May 6, 1941 at 23 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Mary. She was buried in Greenock Burgh Of, Civilian War Dead. She was born around 1918. We are unaware of information about Mary's family or relationships.

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