Mary Louise Healy (1922 - 2013)

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Mary Louise Healy
1922 - 2013
February 13, 1922
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois United States
June 14, 2013
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas United States
Mary Louise Healy was born on February 13, 1922 in Rock Island, Illinois United States. She died on June 14, 2013 in Corsicana, Texas United States at age 91.
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Mary Louise Healy, 91, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness Friday, June 14, 2013, at The Twilight Home in Corsicana. Mrs. Healy was born Feb. 13, 1922 in Rock Island, Ill. to Charlotte Morton and John Henry Nessley. She was a graduate of Texas State College for Women in Denton. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Healy; her son, Mark Healy; and a grandson, Lance Berry. Survivors include her daughters, Monica Healy Miller and husband, Thaddeus, of Corsicana, and Carla Healy Bailey of Dallas; daughter-in-law Jennie Healy of Dallas; grandchildren Eddie Healy of Dallas, James Healy and wife, Sara, of Waxahachie, Siobhán Grantham and husband, Sam, of Garland, Frank L. Healy and wife, Jeanne, of Chittenango, N.Y., Clay Berry and wife, Chrissie, and Reide Berry of Dallas; and great-grandchildren James Roman Healy, Sean and Malcolm Grantham, Cassandra and Katherine Healy, and Boston and Reagan Berry . Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Restland Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas. - See more at: [external link].Me7WaJre.dpuf

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In 1922, in the year that Mary Louise Healy was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1934, by the time she was only 12 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1945, when she was 23 years old, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1966, when she was 44 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1978, at the age of 56 years old, Mary was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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