Mary L Defoy (1910 - 2000)

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Mary L Defoy
1910 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
Mary L Defoy was born on August 11, 1910. She died on October 2, 2000 at 90 years old. We know that Mary L Defoy had been residing in Cat Spring, Austin County, Texas.


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Mary L Defoy died on October 2, 2000 at age 90. She was born on August 11, 1910. There is no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary L Defoy had been residing in Cat Spring, Austin County, Texas.
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In 1910, in the year that Mary L Defoy was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1925, she was merely 15 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1940, when she was 30 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1969, she was 59 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1977, at the age of 67 years old, Mary was alive when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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Mary Defoy
Jan 6, 1913 - Nov 20, 2002
Houston, TX

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Harry Joe Defoy
Jan 6, 1940 - Sep 24, 2006
Bellville, Texas
Lucile Defoy
Oct 2, 1903 - Jan 3, 1998
Houston, TX
Vincent Defoy
Mar 6, 1908 - Mar 9, 1990
Josin Defoy
Sep 10, 1904 - January 1948
Joe E Defoy
Dec 10, 1910 - Feb 3, 1993
Houston, TX
Mary Defoy
Jan 6, 1913 - Nov 20, 2002
Houston, TX
Odelia Defoy
Mar 27, 1871 - June 1970
Kerrville, Texas
M Defoy
Sep 14, 1936 - January 1994
El Paso, TX
Ina Defoy
Mar 20, 1891 - July 1973
Long Beach, California
Shawn M. Defoy
Born: around 1976
Amy E. (Sanders) Defoy
Born: around 1979
William W. Defoy
Born: around 1955
Patricia K. (Borden) Defoy
Born: around 1957
Russell C. Defoy
Born: around 1971
Erin J. (Quattlebaum) Defoy
Born: around 1976
Brad W. Defoy
Born: around 1975
Sarah E. (Santoy) Defoy
Born: around 1984
Brad W. Defoy
Born: around 1975
John v. Defoy
Born: around 1934

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