Ruby Gazlay (1912 - 1985)

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Ruby Gazlay
1912 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Ruby Gazlay was born on February 11, 1912. She died in August 1985 at 73 years of age. We know that Ruby Gazlay had been residing in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee 37862.


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Ruby Gazlay passed away in August 1985 at age 73. She was born on February 11, 1912. We have no information about Ruby's surviving family. We know that Ruby Gazlay had been residing in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee 37862.
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In 1912, in the year that Ruby Gazlay was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1928, Ruby was 16 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1941, at the age of 29 years old, Ruby was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1957, when she was 45 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1985, in the year of Ruby Gazlay's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Gilda F Gazlay
Feb 8, 1926 - Oct 22, 2006
Lake George, NY
George Gazlay
Jul 15, 1897 - November 1973
Douglas, Wyoming
Mary N Gazlay
Sep 16, 1928 - Sep 22, 2010
Fort Collins, CO
Paul Gazlay
Jun 6, 1896 - February 1966
Mary S Gazlay
Oct 10, 1913 - Dec 1, 2000
Irvine, CA
A Gazlay
Sep 14, 1908 - November 1984
Corona del Mar, California
Marguerite Gazlay
Jul 9, 1896 - December 1981
La Jolla, California
Gerard Marshall Gazlay
Nov 30, 1948 - Oct 24, 2010
Wadham Gazlay
Oct 14, 1896 - Feb 9, 1995
San Diego, CA
Frances Gazlay
Dec 24, 1903 - July 1980
San Diego, California
Richard Frederick Gazlay
Apr 18, 1957 - Jan 27, 2011
Redding, California
William Gazlay
Jun 9, 1907 - February 1981
Nashville, Tennessee
Jeffrey L. Gazlay
Born: around 1963
Maryann T. (Mahar) Gazlay
Born: around 1966
Albert M Gazlay
around 1877 - Dec 10, 1902
Alice Gazlay
around 1878 - Mar 29, 1931
Augusta Gazlay
around 1842 - Nov 28, 1916
Frank Jr Gazlay
around 1893 - Oct 21, 1938
George E Gazlay
around 1854 - Apr 25, 1911
Ida Gazlay
around 1862 - Jan 11, 1907

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