Samuel Gourley (1889 - 1973)

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Samuel Gourley
1889 - 1973
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March 4, 1889
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June 1973
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Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02026
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Samuel Gourley was born on March 4, 1889. He died in June 1973 at 84 years old. We know that Samuel Gourley had been residing in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02026.
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Samuel Gourley died in June 1973 at 84 years old. He was born on March 4, 1889. We are unaware of information about Samuel's family. We know that Samuel Gourley had been residing in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02026.

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In 1889, in the year that Samuel Gourley was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1894, by the time he was only 5 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1921, at the age of 32 years old, Samuel was alive when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1945, he was 56 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1973, in the year of Samuel Gourley's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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