Ray J Mills (1915 - 2006)

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Ray J Mills
1915 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Ray J Mills was born on September 5, 1915. He died on October 28, 2006 at age 91. We know that Ray J Mills had been residing in Lyle, Klickitat County, Washington 98635.


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Ray J Mills passed away on October 28, 2006 at 91 years of age. He was born on September 5, 1915. We are unaware of information about Ray's family. We know that Ray J Mills had been residing in Lyle, Klickitat County, Washington 98635.
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In 1915, in the year that Ray J Mills was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1958, he was 43 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1966, when he was 51 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1977, by the time he was 62 years old, 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.

In 1986, Ray was 71 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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North Carolina, United States
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Born: around 1923
North Carolina, United States
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Born: around 1899
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Born: around 1922
United States
Ray v Mills
Born: around 1922
United States
Ray v Mills
Born: around 1923
North Carolina, United States
Ray A Mills
Born: around 1920
Mississippi, United States
Ray Mills
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Illinois, United States
Ray v Mills
Born: around 1910
Illinois, United States
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Born: around 1855
West Virginia, United States
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Born: around 1954
Ray E. Mills
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Mar 16, 1894 - January 1984
Clinton, Illinois
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Oct 25, 1911 - March 1976
Long Beach, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Ada Mills
Feb 14, 1888 - July 1977
Yakima, Washington
Robert L Mills
Mar 11, 1912 - Sep 13, 1994
Olivehurst, CA
Jack Mills
Aug 11, 1913 - April 1977
Seattle, Washington
Robert L Mills
Jun 21, 1907 - Mar 21, 1988
Everett, WA
Ernest E Mills
Dec 16, 1914 - Jul 10, 1994
Johannesburg, CA
Helen Mills
May 29, 1906 - January 1982
Walla Walla, Washington
Robert M Mills
Jan 20, 1906 - Oct 14, 1992
Sequim, WA
Floyd Mills
Feb 24, 1909 - August 1976
Twin Falls, Idaho
Charles Mills
Feb 25, 1909 - June 1963
Norman F Mills
Feb 10, 1914 - Oct 17, 2008
Friday Harbor, WA
George M Mills
Aug 3, 1920 - Aug 8, 2007
Kent, WA
Donald H Mills
Jan 29, 1924 - Oct 31, 2000
Seattle, WA
Arnold Mills
Feb 3, 1923 - Jan 11, 2003
Yakima, WA
Earl R Mills
Jan 2, 1922 - Aug 22, 1998
Auburn, WA
Genevieve A Mills
Mar 29, 1923 - Aug 16, 1998
Elma, WA
G I Mills
Feb 12, 1904 - Sep 23, 1995
Tacoma, WA
Wilbert C Mills
Jul 20, 1922 - Jul 30, 2011
Federal Way, WA
Robert D Mills
Mar 14, 1921 - Apr 19, 1988
Spokane, WA
Nela Mills
Jun 17, 1887 - June 1973
Seattle, Washington
Helen B Mills
Sep 24, 1923 - Mar 23, 2007
Portland, OR

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May 2, 1879 - July 1965
Vancouver, Washington
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Olympia, WA
Lela E Cavanaugh
May 9, 1903 - May 5, 1991
Seattle, WA
Robe H Gordon
Dec 12, 1908 - Apr 3, 1999
Lakebay, WA
Edith Bell
Mar 29, 1916 - Jun 22, 1996
Elverta, CA
Dale E Wheeler
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Bremerton, WA
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Cosmopolis, WA
Ray Wilder
Aug 13, 1915 - Feb 23, 2004
Cosmopolis, WA
Henry Brand
Aug 17, 1882 - April 1968
Sumner, Washington
Kenneth Farney
Jun 9, 1901 - August 1963
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Tangent, California
Percy A Parker
Oct 2, 1895 - Jun 8, 1990
Albert Purser
Sep 3, 1917 - November 1985
Portland, Oregon
Otto R Schramm
Jul 15, 1917 - Jul 23, 1994
Anaheim, CA
Wayne Rae
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Hoquiam, Washington
Thelma Armstrong
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Lee F Hall
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