Roy Graybeal (1890 - 1975)

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Roy Graybeal
1890 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Roy Graybeal was born on September 15, 1890. He died in March 1975 at 84 years of age. We know that Roy Graybeal had been residing in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia 24901.

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Roy Graybeal passed away in March 1975 at 84 years old. He was born on September 15, 1890. We have no information about Roy's family or relationships. We know that Roy Graybeal had been residing in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia 24901.
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In 1890, in the year that Roy Graybeal was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1901, Roy was just 11 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1927, he was 37 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1944, he was 54 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1975, in the year of Roy Graybeal's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Sep 16, 1903 - July 1986
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Mar 19, 1922 - May 17, 1994
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May 7, 1933 - May 27, 2008
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Sue Graybeal
Mar 1, 1894 - November 1964
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Sep 7, 1937 - Aug 7, 2010
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John E Graybeal
Nov 8, 1931 - Apr 1, 1999
Charleston, WV
Carl Graybeal
Aug 5, 1910 - Nov 18, 2001
Welch, WV
Paul T Graybeal
May 10, 1912 - Feb 10, 2003
Mouth of Wilson, VA
Ronnie L Graybeal
Feb 25, 1925 - May 18, 2006
Sylvester, WV
Nora R Graybeal
Apr 13, 1907 - Feb 19, 1998
South Point, OH
Walter L Graybeal
Jul 9, 1929 - May 16, 1998
Renick, WV
Dorothy M Graybeal
Dec 17, 1934 - Mar 11, 2010
Lester, WV
Annie C Graybeal
Apr 5, 1903 - May 1996
Kannapolis, NC
Arley Graybeal
Sep 18, 1902 - December 1987
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Aren S Graybeal
Jun 6, 1898 - Apr 10, 1990
Kannapolis, NC
William Graybeal
May 3, 1900 - August 1963
North Carolina
John Graybeal
Jan 4, 1919 - Dec 25, 1999
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