William O Gainey

(born 1910)

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William O Gainey
1910
Born
c. 1910
Last Known Residence
Wayne County, North Carolina United States
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William O Gainey was born c. 1910. We know that William O Gainey had been residing in Wayne County, North Carolina United States.
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William O Gainey
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William O Gainey
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Wayne County, North Carolina United States
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William Gainey was born
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White, Citizen
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1 Year Of High School
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Semiskilled Painters, Construction And Maintenance

Military Service

Military serial#: 14018425
Enlisted: October 3, 1940 in Ft Bragg North Carolina
Military branch: Infantry
Rank: Private, Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Panama Canal Department
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William O Gainey was born c. 1910. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William O Gainey had been residing in Wayne County, North Carolina United States.

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In 1910, in the year that William O Gainey was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1934, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1955, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1976, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1994, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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