Sylvia Marie Dobray (1917 - 2008)

Sylvia Marie Dobray
1917 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Sylvia Marie Dobray was born on January 3, 1917. She died on November 26, 2008 at age 91. We know that Sylvia Marie Dobray had been residing in Whittier, Jackson County, Texas 28789.

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Sylvia Marie Dobray passed away on November 26, 2008 at 91 years old. She was born on January 3, 1917. There is no information about Sylvia's family or relationships. We know that Sylvia Marie Dobray had been residing in Whittier, Jackson County, Texas 28789.
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In 1917, in the year that Sylvia Marie Dobray was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1921, when she was merely 4 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1948, by the time she was 31 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1958, when she was 41 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1987, she was 70 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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