Mike Dobray (1886 - 1976)

Mike Dobray
1886 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Mike Dobray was born on November 15, 1886. He died in January 1976 at 89 years old. We know that Mike Dobray had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33708.
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Mike Dobray passed away in January 1976 at 89 years of age. He was born on November 15, 1886. There is no information about Mike's immediate family. We know that Mike Dobray had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33708.
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In 1886, in the year that Mike Dobray was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1893, he was just 7 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1903, when he was 17 years old, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1935, at the age of 49 years old, Mike 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.

In 1976, in the year of Mike Dobray's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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