William T Gurley (1901 - 1987)

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William T Gurley
1901 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
William T Gurley was born on November 18, 1901. He died on December 15, 1987 at 86 years of age. We know that William T Gurley had been residing in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi 38801.

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William T Gurley died on December 15, 1987 at age 86. He was born on November 18, 1901. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William T Gurley had been residing in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi 38801.
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In 1901, in the year that William T Gurley was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1914, at the age of merely 13 years old, William was alive when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1929, by the time he was 28 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1946, he was 45 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1987, in the year of William T Gurley's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Born: around 1925
Kentucky, United States
William E Gurley
Born: around 1925
Tennessee, United States
William B Gurley
Born: around 1925
Georgia, United States
William H Gurley
Born: around 1924
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William H Gurley
Born: around 1914
Georgia, United States
William L Gurley
Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
William G Gurley
Born: around 1923
North Carolina, United States
William D Gurley
Born: around 1917
North Carolina, United States
William P Gurley
Born: around 1912
Illinois, United States
William W Jr Gurley
Born: around 1918
United States
William E Gurley
Jul 26, 1924 - Feb 19, 1992
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Died: Dec 31, 1969
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Died: Feb 28, 1928

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Brunetta Gurley
Jan 12, 1907 - Jan 26, 1997
Gulfport, MS
Florence Gurley
Mar 10, 1896 - October 1981
Corsicana, Texas
Margaret O Gurley
Nov 4, 1913 - Oct 27, 2002
North Little Rock, AR
Virgie Gurley
Jan 27, 1900 - Apr 4, 1992
Annie Gurley
Jan 1, 1902 - January 1976
Conway, Arkansas
Louis Gurley
Oct 4, 1904 - October 1984
Memphis, Tennessee
Robert Gurley
Aug 27, 1894 - Nov 15, 1966
Elaine, AR
Jade F Gurley
May 25, 1927 - July 1992
Little Rock, AR
Lee Gurley
Mar 7, 1921 - October 1969
Biscoe, Arkansas
Marvin H Gurley
Sep 15, 1927 - May 5, 2010
Memphis, TN
Abraham Gurley
Nov 22, 1918 - Jul 24, 2006
Phoenix, AZ
Floy R Gurley
Mar 27, 1914 - Mar 13, 2008
Harrison, AR
Harold M Gurley
Jul 5, 1930 - Oct 26, 2000
Maumelle, AR
Mary E Gurley
Sep 27, 1906 - Jun 2, 1993
Dinuba, CA
Joseph C Gurley
Feb 19, 1921 - Jan 18, 1999
Dorothy P Gurley
Dec 29, 1914 - Jan 9, 1998
Greenway, AR
Richard Louis Gurley
Dec 17, 1944 - Jun 23, 2006
Millington, TN
Shirley S Gurley
Oct 19, 1948 - Feb 26, 2009
Little Rock, AR
R E Gurley
Feb 16, 1921 - Sep 21, 1999
Covelo, CA
J Gurley
Dec 1, 1918 - September 1967
Boonville, California

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Jun 19, 1909 - Apr 26, 1983
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Lewis H Stowers
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Horace Gladney
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Lewis J Pate
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Henry Bradshaw
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Laura R Moore
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John M Leonard
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Leonard Atkinson
Sep 8, 1896 - August 1982
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Annie G Hutto
Dec 10, 1913 - Jun 19, 2003
Arlington, TN
George Fish
Mar 20, 1897 - May 1974
Tampa, Florida
Madison Cashman
Jan 27, 1895 - Sep 27, 1972
Robbie G Cook
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Como, MS
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Baton Rouge, LA
Mary M Girault
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Jackson, MS
John Myers
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Jay G Sauls
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