Ray Hartley (1904 - 1971)

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Ray Hartley
1904 - 1971
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January 28, 1904
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April 1971
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Shinglehouse, Potter County, Pennsylvania 16748
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Ray Hartley was born on January 28, 1904. He died in April 1971 at age 67. We know that Ray Hartley had been residing in Shinglehouse, Potter County, Pennsylvania 16748.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ray Hartley died in April 1971 at 67 years of age. He was born on January 28, 1904. There is no information about Ray's family. We know that Ray Hartley had been residing in Shinglehouse, Potter County, Pennsylvania 16748.

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In 1904, in the year that Ray Hartley was born, 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 1938, Ray was 34 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1959, at the age of 55 years old, Ray was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1960, Ray was 56 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1971, in the year of Ray Hartley's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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