Myrtle Gentry (1893 - 1980)

Myrtle Gentry
1893 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Myrtle Gentry was born on May 25, 1893. She died in May 1980 at 86 years of age. We know that Myrtle Gentry had been residing in Pomeroy, Garfield County, Washington 99347.
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Myrtle Gentry died in May 1980 at 86 years of age. She was born on May 25, 1893. We have no information about Myrtle's surviving family. We know that Myrtle Gentry had been residing in Pomeroy, Garfield County, Washington 99347.
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In 1893, in the year that Myrtle Gentry was born, 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 1904, at the age of just 11 years old, Myrtle was alive when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1922, Myrtle was 29 years old when 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 1947, by the time she was 54 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1980, in the year of Myrtle Gentry's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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